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The Russia airliner that burst into flames on landing and killed 41 people may have been struck by lightning. You’ve probably been on a plane hi...

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More than half the passengers on board Aeroflot Flight SU1492 died after a fiery emergency landing in Moscow. Here’s how the tragedy unfolded.

The Russian airline Aeroflot's Flight SU1492 burst into flames during an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport on Sunday.
An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane after it made an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Russia, on Sunday.

A Russian flight attendant died after trying to open an emergency exit on the burning Aeroflot jet where 41 people were killed, state media reports

Forty-one people, including two children, died after a Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft made an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.