Readers will recall the crash of an Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in Moscow several days ago. Surveillance video has been released that shows the aircraft trying to land. It bounces and porpoises several times, in what looks like an abominable display of pilot mishandling, before touching down so hard that it collapses the landing gear. That started a fire that burned out the rear half of the aircraft, killing 41 of those on board.
Look in the upper right-hand corner of the video to see the plane touch down.
And here’s how it ended up. WARNING: Some of the scenes in the video below were taken inside the doomed airliner as it slowed and stopped. They’re not for the faint-hearted.
May those who died, rest in peace . . . and may Aeroflot choose better pilots, and train them better!