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Crash of Aeroflot aircraft

Aeroflot aircraft was hit by lightning!

MOSCOW: Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet-100 was struck by lightning that let to its emergency landing back at Sheremetyevo airport Shorty after takeoff that took a toll of 41 lives.

According to pilot Denis Yevdokimov due to lightning, the aircraft lost communication and thus they had to switch to emergency control mode.

“We managed to restore communication through the emergency frequency on our radio connection. But the link was only for a short time and kept cutting out… it was possible to say only a few words,” Denis Yevdokimov stated. 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.