Russia says it will not ground the Sukhoi plane, despite the fatal crash landing
MOSCOW: Russia Sees No Reason To Ground Its Domestically Produced Aircraft, Despite The Fact That One Of The Aircraft Went Up In Flames During One And 41 Deaths, Said The Minister Of Transport ' Monday.
The Crash Landing On Sunday Is The Last Serious Setback For The Plane, The First New Passenger Plane Developed In Russia Since The Fall Of The Soviet Union And A Transport Plane Stopped By Moscow As Proof That It Can Produce Its Own High Quality Civilian Passenger Aircraft
Investigators have started trying to piece together why the , which had been flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk, was forced to make an emergency landing and why that landing went so badly wrong.
Different Versions Are Investigated, Including Technical Disruptions, Human Errors And Bad Weather Conditions.
Asked By Reporters At A Press Conference Whether The Issue Should Now Be Based Awaiting The Outcome Of The Survey, Said Yevgeny Ditrikh, Russia's Transport Minister ' S:
There Are No Reasons For That.
Television footage from Sunday showed the plane catching fire on the runway at Moscow 's Sheremtyevo airport as it made a bumpy emergency landing.
The Aircraft Had 73 Passengers And Five Crew Members.
Ditrikh Said That The Bodies Of 41 People Who Were Killed During The Accident Were Recovered. Thirty-three Passengers And Four Crew Members Survived, He Said. Six Of The Survivors Were In A Serious Condition And Received Treatment.
The Plane, Built In Russia ' Far East In August 2017, Was Only Maintained In April Of This Year.
Aeroflot Shook Its Disturbing Post-Soviet Security Record For A Long Time And Now Has One Of The World's Most Modern Fleets On International Routes Where It Largely Depends On Boeing And Airbus Planes.
Aeroflot Also Owns At Least 50 Superjets That It Operates On Both Domestic And International Routes.
The Superjet, Which First Entered Service In 2011, Has Been Hit By Occasional Safety And Reliability Concerns, Including A December 2016 Grounding After A Defect Was Discovered In The Tail Section Of An Aircraft.
Interjet Airlines, A Mexican Low Cost Airline, Said In A Statement On Sunday That It Also Operated Five Superjets" According To The Highest Safety Standards." It Promised To Closely Follow The Russian Investigation Into The Disaster.
A Sukhoi Superjet Crashed In 2012 In Indonesia And Killed All 45 People On Board In An Accident That Was Attributed To Human Errors.
After Sunday's accident in Moscow , an online petition was launched demanding that the Russian authorities ban the Superjet. It had been signed by almost 4,000 people by 1 p.m. (1000 GMT) on Monday.