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Flight 1492 Pilot Accuses Sukhoi – Critical Design Flaw Remains Unsolved

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May 5th 2019, Moscow. Regional flight Aeroflot 1492 had taken off, bound to the city of Murmansk. It was operated by a regional aircraft of the controversial Russian-designed Sukhoi Superjet 100 type. In just a few minutes after takeoff, the aircraft got struck by lightning – a common occurrence, which is typically a non-event in modern aviation, thanks to the 21st century engineering and safety regulations. However, the aftermath was anything but common.

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