Two killed and 22 injured as Russian plane is forced into emergency landing after suffering an engine failure just moments after taking off from a Siberian airport
- The passenger jet was taking off from remote Siberian town of Nizhneangarsk
- Both pilots were killed but the majority of passengers and cabin crew survived
- Footage shot from onboard shows the dramatic moment the plane crash lands
This is the horrific moment a Russian plane crashed this morning after an engine failure, killing both pilots and injuring 22 others onboard.
The pilots of the Antonov-24 jet were forced into the deadly emergency landing soon after takeoff from Nizhneangarsk in the Siberian republic of Buryatia.
Both pilots were killed but the majority of the 46 people on board survived, with 22 people being hospitalised soon afterwards.
The plane had been en route from the regional capital of Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk when disaster struck.
All 42 passengers were saved, two crew members died and 22 people were injured in the accident
Forty three people including two children miraculously survived the deadly plane crash in Siberia
Emergency services managed to pull 43 people, including two children, from the wreckage seconds before fire exploded through the cabin.
Dramatic footage shot by a passenger during the crash landing shows the jet careering into a sewage treatment plant after coming off the tarmac onto the grass at the side of the runway.
The approach and touch down during an emergency landing seems normal.
But then the pilot appears unable to slow the plane and it suddenly veers off the runway.
The video records the appalling moment of impact with the building as the fuselage is crushed.
The noise of the impact is heard and a woman’s screams.
Reports say 43 were plucked to safety from the plane, but 22 of them needed hospital treatment.
Footage shot from onboard shows the plane being forced into the emergency landing
A shocking video issued by the Russian Investigative Committee shows the crashed plane engulfed in flames as firefighters battle the inferno with toxic black smoke swirling from the wreckage.
A male passenger on the Angara Airlines flight said there was ‘jostling’ on board in a fight to get out of the burning plane.
There had been no warning from the crew about an emergency landing, said the anonymous man.
‘We just started landing. We then thought that it was usual. We were not warned that there was an emergency landing,’ he said.
The plane ‘slipped’ off the runway, crashed and caught fire, he said.
‘And then we started pulling people out,’ he said. ‘First we jostled. It was was already hot…smoke and flames.
Flames engulfed the entire plane just moments after emergency services managed to pull 43 people to safety
The tail end of the plane remained intact but a large part of the fuselage appeared to have disintegrated after the crash
‘Those who first got out, they began to help the others. We began to climb out one by one. I got scratched and bruised my pelvis.
‘There was no crew around. We ourselves pulled out the emergency exit from the left side, almost by the nose and began to climb out.’
He did not see the cabin crew. He saw smashed fuselage and broken fricks from the building the plane hit.
‘A family with a newborn baby for a long time did not get out. There was a hustle in the plane. Women shouted.
‘And the men tried to somehow organise everything, but not really succeeded. We climbed all through one exit almost.
‘There was a feeling that we will not get out in time’.
A criminal probe into ‘negligence’ has been launched by the Russian Investigative Committee.
Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around at the remote Siberian airport following the horror crash
Firefighters sorting through the charred wreckage of the passenger jet on Thursday morning
Left: A firefighter spraying the plane with water. Right: One of the plane’s burnt propellers
The plane hit a building by the side of the runway and burst into flames shortly afterwards
Much of the plane was destroyed in the crash and the subsequent fire, although most of those on board managed to escape with their lives
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