UN Secretary General offers condolences to Putin over Aeroflot plane crash

# 22:35
7 May 2019

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the SSJ-100 plane crash that took place on May 5, taking the lives of 41 people, UN Secretary General’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric informed on Tuesday, ONA reports citing TASS.

"Secretary-General has written a letter to President Putin of the Russian Federation to express his deepest condolences over the loss of lives at the Moscow airport over the weekend. In the letter, Secretary-General sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and families of the Russian Federation. He also wishes those injured a speedy recovery," Dujarric informed.

Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane (flight SU-1492) with 73 passengers and five crewmembers onboard that was bound for Murmansk caught fire after emergency landing at Sheremetyevo shortly after its takeoff on May 5. A total of 41 people, including two children, died in the plane fire.