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Egypt offers condolences to Russia over plane crash

Plane made emergency landing, death toll reached 41 people, including two children


Egyptian Foreign Ministry has offered condolences over the death of 41 people in a Russian plane crash at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

In a Monday statement, the ministry voiced support to the Russian government and people, wishing all wounded people speed recovery.

At least 41 people died, including two children, and dozens were injured after the Aeroflot flight SU 1492 plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Sheremetyevo airport.

Onboard were 73 people and five crew members, 37 of whom survived including four crew members.

Russian officials said that the plane, which was flying from Moscow to Murmansk, turned back for technical reasons shortly after take-off. The aircraft belonged to the national carrier Aeroflot.

According to the Russian news agency TASS, investigators of the Russian investigative committee are working on site to discover the causes of the crash.

“At the moment, a state commission on the investigation of the emergency situation, headed by the transport minister of the Russian Federation, is working at Sheremetyevo airport,” TASS quoted Yelena Markovskaya, spokesperson for the Moscow interregional transport investigation department of the Russian investigative committee.

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