Pilot: Lightning causes deadly Aeroflot crash

Pilot Denis Yevdokimov told Russian media on Monday that the Sukhoi Superjet-100 lost communication and needed to switch to emergency control mode because of lightning during an Aeroflot flight to Murmansk.

He said the pilots managed to restore radio communication on an emergency frequency, but the link was only for a short time and kept cutting out.

Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich said 41 bodies were recovered after the crash. 33 passengers survived the incident.

Source: VOV5