[ti:Russia Investigates Fiery Plane Crash that Killed 41 People] [by:蜗蜗牛小游戏网 www.liandama.cn] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问www.liandama.cn [00:00.04]Russian officials are investigating Sunday's crash of a plane [00:05.44]that burst into flames during an emergency landing. [00:11.08]The crash killed 41 people. [00:15.84]The national airline Aeroflot operated the passenger plane, [00:21.00]a Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100. [00:26.10]The crash happened shortly after the plane took off [00:31.24]from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. [00:35.56]The plane was to fly to the northern city of Murmansk. [00:41.96]Within minutes, the pilots requested an emergency landing. [00:48.56]Video shared on social media [00:51.24]shows the plane coming down for a hard landing. [00:55.92]As it slid down the runway, [00:58.16]the back of the aircraft burst into flames. [01:02.60]After coming to a stop, large flames as well as thick, [01:07.12]black smoke rose from the plane. [01:10.48]Russian Transportation Minister Yevegny Dietrich reported [01:17.08]that 41 bodies were recovered from the wreckage. [01:22.72]He said 37 people survived the crash. [01:27.84]Some of the survivors could be seen on video [01:31.28]jumping down an air-filled slide from the front of the plane. [01:37.72]Russian media reported [01:39.72]one of the pilots said lightning had struck the plane. [01:44.40]Flight attendant Tatiana Kasatnika said in a video on YouTube [01:50.12]that the plane had taken off in a storm. [01:54.12]Before the crash, she said she heard a loud noise [01:58.08]and saw a burst of light. [02:01.76]"We took off, got into a cloud, [02:04.67]there was strong hail," the flight attendant said. [02:08.92]"And at that moment, there was a pop [02:11.56]and some kind of flash, like electricity." [02:16.76]Russia's main investigative committee said the plane's [02:21.06]flight recorders were recovered from the burned wreckage. [02:26.48]A spokeswoman for the committee told [02:29.08]Russian news agencies Monday that investigators [02:32.99]were looking into three main possible causes: [02:37.24]inexperienced pilots, equipment failure and bad weather. [02:44.28]One survivor praised the plane's flight attendants [02:47.75]for helping save him and others. [02:51.40]"It was dark and there was gas, a very high temperature. [02:56.56]They helped people out of there, helped them to descend," [03:01.40]Dmity Khlebnikov told a Russian newspaper. [03:06.36]Another passenger, Mikhail Savchenko, wrote on Facebook [03:11.76]that some passengers grabbed their belongings [03:15.08]as they fled during the emergency. [03:18.64]"I do not know what to say about people [03:21.76]who ran out with bags. God is their judge," he wrote. [03:27.40]The Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft first entered service in 2011. [03:35.48]It was introduced as a major, new replacement [03:39.08]for outdated passenger planes [03:41.52]designed during times of the Soviet Union. [03:46.24]the plane has been troubled in the past by concerns [03:50.40]over problems with its horizontal stabilizers. [03:55.68]In 2017, Russian officials ordered an inspection [04:00.36]of all Superjets in Russia because of the problems. [04:05.72]A Mexican airline, Interjet, [04:08.78]grounded Superjets in December 2016 over the issues. [04:15.40]Transportation Minister Dietrich told reporters Monday [04:19.72]it was too early to decide whether the planes [04:23.36]should be grounded in Russia. [04:26.07]I'm Bryan Lynn. [04:28.44]更多听力请访问www.liandama.cn