Burning Aeroflot plane lands in Moscow, injuries reported

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By Associated Press  with NBC News World News
Image: A passenger plane is seen on fire after an emergency landing at the
Black smoke billows from a passenger plane on fire after an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow on May 5, 2019.   -  Copyright  Nadezhda Polomoshnova

MOSCOW — A plane belonging to Russian national carrier Aeroflot has landed in flames at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and unconfirmed reports say at least five people have been injured.

Video on Russian news channel Rossiya-24 showed the plane, a Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet, landing Sunday evening with large flames engulfing the rear section.

Russian news agencies cited unspecified sources as saying the plane had taken off for the northern city of Murmansk, but a fire broke out while it was in the air and it returned to Sheremetyevo.

The reports say there were 78 people aboard the plane.