Prayers are needed following a great tragedy that took place on Sunday, May 5th. At least 41 people, including several children, were killed after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing, then caught on fire. The tragic incident involving a Russian Aeroflot jet occurred in Moscow, Russia.
In addition to those who lost their lives, many others were injured or missing. The severity of their injuries is unclear.
The flight contained 73 passengers and 5 crew members, according to USA Today. The reason for the emergency landing was not immediately released, but it seems as though the fire happened as a result of the harsh landing.
An investigation is underway to determine what exactly led to the incident, but the New York Post cited an electrical equipment malfunction. This story is developing and will be updated as more information is released to the public.
Intense video footage of the crash was released. Clips showed the entire plane engulfed into fiery flames with a large, dark cloud of smoke following close behind.
Please pray for all those who were affected by this terrible tragedy. May God bring the victims’ families peace and comfort during this time.
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