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Flight Irkutsk - Moscow canceled due to the tragedy in Sheremetyevo

Flight Irkutsk - Moscow canceled due to the tragedy in Sheremetyevo
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The airline "Aeroflot" announced the cancellation of several flights to Moscow 6 May. Due to the closure of the runway at Sheremetyevo Airport after the tragedy with the Sukhoi Superjet 100, the flight from Irkutsk to Moscow and in the opposite direction was canceled.

On Sunday, May 5, at Sheremetyevo airport, the plane Aeroflot crashed and landed on fire, Sukhoi Superjet 100. He flew from the capital to Murmansk, but was forced to return because of problems. According to official data, there were 78 people aboard, 41 people died. A criminal case has been initiated into the fact of an emergency landing and a plane fire.

State Duma Deputy Mikhail Romanov turned to the head of the Federal Air Navigation Agency, Alexander Neradko, demanding to consider the issue of suspension of operation Sukhoi Superjet 100. A former pilot, a member of the commission under the President of Russia for the development of aviation, Yuri Sytnik, said that these aircraft are not suitable for flights and called on passengers refuse to purchase tickets for these planes.