Passenger jet engulfed in flames during emergency landing

In Moscow, investigators are looking for answers after the engine of a plane caught on fire and lead to multiple casualties onboard the aircraft.
2:08 | 05/05/19

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The horrifying images of a passenger jet in flames look at that making an emergency waiting at the busy international airport in Moscow. The flames seen just outside the window captured from inside the burning plane by passenger. And other passengers rushing down emergency slides that running away. There were 78 people on board of more than half of them have died. The Russian made plane had just taken off from that very scene airport when the pilot declared an emergency. Anti investigators are looking for answers ABC's Julie look Foreman starts us off. Tonight these horrifying images of a commercial passenger jet. Carrying nearly eighteen people engulf in flames as it barrels Donna Moscow a runway on look his capturing these shocking images. Columns of black smoke rising from the Ashcroft this surveillance video sharing the plane a pairing to balances it tries to land then catching four. Passengers leaping from the front of the vending Ashcroft onto an inflatable slide. Staggering as they made their way to safety. The problem in this crash was that the back end of the airplane was on fire in so they escape chute the escape doors. In the back of the airplane were not. Usable the Arab flood cynically seepage at 110 call from Moscow heading for the northern city of man months. But according to the Adeline it was forced attend back due to technical reasons the plane attempting an emergency landing at most there's sure to mention of that port 73 passengers on five. Crew on board this aircraft which is made in Russian flown almost exclusively in Russia. Has a very poor safety record in a very poor reliability record tonight at least forty wanna believed to be dead including two children. Andrew MacFarlane joins us live Julie the images in the news just devastating from this accident. And Russian authorities now launch a cruel investigation. Tom that's right tonight the Russian prime Minnesota house sordid and criminal investigation. Into walled court system plays accident. Meanwhile dozens of passengers remain at the tabloids that currently receiving psychological and medical attention from emergency services. Tom no doubt they will need both of those all right Juliet think you.

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