In May 2019, Aeroflot had a deadly crash landing with a Sukhoi Superjet 100. The plane was scheduled to operate a flight from Moscow to Murmansk, but after takeoff the pilots declared an emergency.
The plane landed back in Moscow 27 minutes after it took off, and tragically 41 of the 78 people onboard died. While there was some video footage of the incident at the time, some new footage was just released of the incident, which gives a much clearer view of where the plane came to a stop and evacuated.
You can take a look at the video below, though of course some people may prefer not to watch it.
New video released showing moments after Aeroflot flight 1492 makes emergency landing on 5 May 2019 at Sheremetyevo Airport. On landing the aircraft touched down hard, causing the landing gear to collapse. https://t.co/az9dQifunx pic.twitter.com/cxdOcn6uct
— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@breakingavnews) April 15, 2020
I have a few thoughts based on the video:
- Ugh, that’s awful to watch
- It’s impressive that the emergency door was opened within 10 seconds of the plane coming to a stop, and the first passengers were off within 15 seconds
- This really gives you perspective on the extent to which the rear of the aircraft was on fire even well before the plane came to a stop
- It’s infuriating to see the number of people getting off the plane with luggage, and to think how those precious seconds probably cost some people their lives; they say it for a reason — in an emergency evacuation, leave all carry-on items behind