The air tragedy at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, in which a plane caught fire after crash landing, resulted in the deaths of more than half of the passengers aboard the plane. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has already confirmed the deaths of 41 people as a result of the tragedy, which occurred on May 5, the CFTS portal reports.

According to Yelena Markovskaya, a representative of the Moscow inter-regional transport division of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, 40 passengers and one crewmember were killed.

The Aeroflot airline, which owned the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft that was involved in the crash, has published a list of the surviving passengers. According to the airline, 33 passengers survived, but the list of survivors was still being updated and information about the other passengers on the flight was still being collected as of May 5. Five of these 33 passengers were hospitalized.

As the CFTS portal reported, the Aeroflot passenger jet was on a flight from Moscow to Murmansk, but it returned to the Sheremetyevo airport immediately after takeoff. According to some reports, the reason for its return to the airport was lightning. According to other reports, the reason was loss of radio communication.