A Ukrainian woman who was amongst the passengers of the doomed Aeroflot flight SU1492 that crashed upon emergency landing in Moscow’s main airport, is in serous condition at one of the hospitals in the Russian capital.
This was stated to the Interfax Ukraine news agency by the deputy director of the Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Vasyl Kyrylych.
“Among the victims [is] a citizen of Ukraine, hospitalized at the Sklifosovsky hospital. Her condition is serious,” he said.
The Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 – operated by Russia's Aeroflot airlines – crashed upon attempting an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport on May 5. The flight returned to Moscow after encountering difficulties during its takeoff for the northern city of Murmansk.
41 passengers have been confirmed dead. While there are 37 survivors, some of them, however, are in hospital. Most of those who died were seated at the rear of the aircraft, which burst into flames upon hitting the ground.
The similar jet to the one involved in Sunday’s crash has also been involved in 2012 crash into a mountain in Indonesia, during a demonstration flight. All of the passengers aboard were killed.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a passenger jet, produced by the Sukhoi corporation in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia. Many operators complained about the unreliability and safety issues of the aircraft. Recently, the sole operator within the EU, CityJet has withdrawn the aircraft model from service. Presently, the only operator of such jets outside of Russia is the Mexican airline Interjet. It, however, has also frequently complained about the quality of the aircraft and the inefficiency of getting spare parts from the manufacturer.