– French citizen dies in jet crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport (RT, Oct 20, 2014):
According to preliminary data, the light aircraft collided with a snow-cleaning machine on takeoff, a source at the capital’s airport told RIA Novosti. In the meantime, TASS reported that the plane crashed during landing, citing a law enforcement source.
The aircraft was sending distress signals while still in the air and reporting an engine fire and fuselage damage, LifeNews reports. Upon crashing on the runway, the aircraft was engulfed in flames, reportedly killing everyone on board.
The Falcon-50 business jet was scheduled to flight to Paris, reportedly carrying 4 people on board.
While initials reports suggested four people died in the tragedy, officials report that five bodies were found at the crash site, one allegedly being the driver of the snow-cleaning vehicle.