TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed sympathy over a plane crash in Russia that has killed at least 41 people.
In a message on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi offered sympathy to the Russian government, people and families of victims of the tragic plane crash.
At least 41 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed when it caught fire while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday.
Survivors suggest the plane was struck by lightning, but Russia’s national carrier said only that it returned to the airport for technical reasons.
Two children are among the dead. The jet had 73 passengers and five crew.
Initial reports suggested the plane had landed on fire, but sources quoted by Russian news agency Interfax said the jet caught fire after a very bumpy landing.