41 people confirmed dead in plane fire in Moscow's airport

Passenger plane with fire on board lands at Moscow airport

Another video shot inside the cabin showed roaring flames outside the window and passengers crying out in panic.

At least 41 people were killed and several others were injured after a Russian plane burst into flames while attempting an emergency landing at the Moscow airport.

The airport said the aircraft had 73 passengers and five crew members on board. "The crew did everything in its power to save passenger lives and provide emergency assistance to those involved".

The country's transport minister has said there is no reason to ground the fleet of Sukhoi aircraft, which is the leading civilian passenger jet developed in Russian Federation since the Soviet Union.

The airport said the Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot caught fire when it made a hard emergency landing on Sunday. Three hundred and twenty-six people died in accidents on Russian-scheduled commercial flights between 2008 and 2017, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Aeroflot and Sheremetyevo airport on Monday expressed "deep regret" over the plane fire tragedy.

Murmansk's Acting Governor Andrey Chibis has reportedly said that the families of those killed in the fire will each receive one million rubles ($NZ23,125), while the victims being treated in hospital will be given 500,000 rubles ($NZ11,562).

The cause of the disaster has not yet been officially announced, with a probe now underway by the Russian aviation watchdog.

Stewardess Tatyana Kasatkina, quoted by Lenta news agency, said they had just seconds to escape the plane, and she grabbed passengers by the collar, to hurl them down the escape chute.

Landing hard and fast, the plane smashed into the runway, exploding into an intense fireball.

In a brief statement on Sunday, it said the engines of the Sukhoi SSJ100 were burning after the aircraft landed, but the sequence of events before and after the fire started was not clear.

Russian Federation sees no reason to ground its domestically produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country's transport minister said on Monday.

In 2012, a Superjet performing at an Indonesian air show slammed into a volcano, killing all 45 people on board.

A passenger in a plane waiting to depart Moscow posted this video on Instagram.

"The plane bounced on the tarmac like a grasshopper and burst into flames on the ground".

Russia's main investigative body said both of the plane's flight recorders - data and voice - have been recovered from the charred wreckage.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told TASS saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed of the fiery emergency landing of the Aeroflot jet in Moscow and has ordered a "thorough investigation".

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