ACCORDING to Russian media, at least 41 people died during the fire of the Aeroflot Superjet 100 flight #SU1492 yesterday (Wednesday).
The aircraft had 78 people on board.
Initial reports state that the plane suffered electric failure due to a lightning strike soon after departing. However, the official cause has yet been provided.
After the aircraft came to a halt, passengers exited the plane via emergency slides.
The Superjet 100 was said to have been flying from Moscow to Murmansk.
— Ali Özkök (@Ozkok_A) May 5, 2019