6 May 2019 22:08

Maduro offers condolences over Sheremetyevo plane crash

MADRID. May 6 (Interfax) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Russian people in connection with the air crash in the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

"I offer sincere condolences to all Russian people over a horrible air crash at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow that, according to official reports, killed 41 people and injured 37," Maduro wrote on Twitter.

"Venezuela is sympathizing with its Moscow brothers," he said.

Aeroflot flight SU1492 from Moscow to Murmansk returned to its airport of departure, crash-landed, and caught fire on May 5. There were 78 people, including five crewmembers, on board. Many escaped using the airplane's evacuation slides. The crash's death toll stands at 41.