A Tajik national was aboard the Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner, which had caught fire during an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.  He was only 28.

A 28-year-old native of Jomi district in Khatlon province, Fathuddin Qurbonbekzoda, was reportedly on the list of dead passengers. 

Ibrohim Ahmadov, a spokesman for the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of Population (MoLMEP)’s office in Russia, has confirmed this information.  

According to him, Qurbonbekzoda also had the Russian citizenship. 

“Tajik Embassy in Moscow has already got in touch with Fathuddin’s relatives and is doing everything to send his body to Tajikistan as soon as possible,” Ahmadov told Asia-Plus by phone.  

Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane (flight SU-1492) with 73 passengers and five crewmembers onboard that was bound for Murmansk caught fire after emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport shortly after the takeoff on Sunday.

According to the latest data, 37 people survived, 41 people died.  Six people have been taken to hospital.