Sheremetyevo services refused additional fire vehicle during emergency landing of Aeroflot Superjet 100
Initially, one vehicle was sent to extinguish the fire in the liner.
In the first minutes after the emergency landing of the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 the emergency services of Sheremetyevo Airport refused to send an additional fire fighting vehicle "from the city," follows from the transcript of the talks published by REN TV channel and Baza telegram channel.
According to the transcript, immediately after the landing of the liner, one fire engine was sent. “I observe thick black smoke and flames. Call for additional forces of the garrison and an ambulance,” firefighters said.
Subsequently, the question whether additional vehicles from the city are needed is repeated twice in negotiations. It remains unanswered. After some time, it is repeated twice more, but the answer was that additional team is not needed. The transcripts of both media do not specify authors of these words.
Later, emergency services reported from the accident scene that they found “about ten corpses” inside the plane. Initially, the Investigative Committee officially reported one deceased in the crash.
Earlier, the press service of Sheremetyevo Airport published a message with a chronology of what happened. According to these data, the liner landed on the runway and caught fire at 18:30. A minute later, an alarm was announced. Escape chutes were released at 18:31, after which the crew began to evacuate passengers.
At 18:32, the first fire brigade of the airport arrived, another one appeared in less than a minute. The airport rescue service has begun the evacuation of the people from the burning plane. According to the chronology, at 18:33 four additional teams arrived, and at 18:35 rescuers entered the burning plane. By 18:48, the fire was completely extinguished.
The tragedy with the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 occurred on May 5. The plane that was flying from Moscow to Murmansk, returned to the airport immediately after takeoff and caught fire when landing. 41 people died in the fire. A total of 73 passengers and five crew members were on board.