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Two killed as burning plane makes emergency landing in Moscow

Moscow: At least two persons have died after a fire on board a Russian passenger plane forced it to make an emergency landing in Moscow on Sunday.

Officials said a criminal investigation had been launched into the incident, which saw an Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet aircraft forced to land at Sheremetyevo International Airport in the north of the capital. Russian state TV showed footage of the plane with black smoke rising above its tail after it landed, and video posted on social media showed much of the rear engulfed by flame as it sped down the runway.

One clip showed a number of panicked

people fleeing from the aircraft, a Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet, as an emergency vehicle approached.

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