13 people, including 2 children, confirmed dead in Superjet-100 crash-landing in Moscow

At least 13 people who were on board the burnt-out Aeroflot plane that crash-landed in the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport have been confirmed dead. Seven more passengers were injured, three of them seriously.

Russia’s Investigative Committee has confirmed that 13 people died in the Sunday crash-landing and fire. Investigators have opened a case into an aircraft operation safety rules violation, which led to the deaths of “two or more people.”

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered Transport Minister Evgeny Dietrich to create a special commission to look into the crash.