BREAKING: 41 Dead After Plane Catches Fire in Hard Emergency Landing

UPDATE 5:47 p.m. EST: CNN reported that at least 41 people are confirmed dead after a Russian plane caught fire during an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday.

According to Russian state news outlet Sputnik, the passenger flight carrying 6 crew members and 73 passengers made the hard emergency landing shortly after taking off from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

Russian officials confirmed deaths and injuries in the crash, which was caught on video.

“The jet requested an emergency landing and started to reverse, attempted to land, but the first try failed, then the jet continued to make a second circle before conducting a hard landing,” a source from Russia’s emergency services told Sputnik.

Twitter users posted footage of the massive blaze engulfing the plane as passengers evacuated:

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