Fuel truck rams into airplane at Russia’s largest airport on the day worldwide flights resume (VIDEO)


The resumption of worldwide flights in Russia after the hiatus attributable to Covid-19 has been marred by an accident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, the place a gas truck collided with an Airbus A321.

The truck crashed right into a airplane belonging to Russia’s high air service, Aeroflot, early on Saturday. It occurred on a distant parking zone, and no crew or passengers have been on board the Airbus, which was making ready for a flight to the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Sheremetyevo Airport’s press service mentioned.

Both the airplane and the truck suffered harm within the collision. Photos and movies from the scene printed by RT’s Ruptly video company and different retailers confirmed a big crack within the nostril a part of the plane, priced at over $118 million.

The service car had its cockpit smashed. The driver was harm, however his accidents didn’t require hospitalization as he was handled on website.

The incident, which has not affected the airport’s operations, is now being investigated. Sheremetyevo International Airport is one in every of 4 air hubs in Moscow. The largest airport within the nation, it served almost 50 million passengers in 2019.

On Saturday, worldwide flights resumed from airports in Moscow, St Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don after a four-month-long break launched to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Available locations in the mean time are London, the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul, and Zanzibar in Tanzania.

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