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13 people have died in a fire on an airplane at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia’s Investigative Committee has said.

According to authorities, the Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot caught fire when it made a hard emergency landing on Sunday.

Video of the landing showed flames and smoke billowing from the rear of the plane.

The Associated Press quoted the airport authorities that the said aircraft had 73 passengers and five crew members on board.

Investigators and the airport said the plane had taken off for the northern city of Murmansk, but turned back because of unspecified problems.

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