Dagestan President’s brother, Gadzhimurad Magomedov, who was on board the Tupolev-154 plane that made an emergency landing in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport has died in hospital bringing the death toll to three, a source in Dagestan’s government said on Saturday, Ria Novosti informs.
“Magomedov’s seat was in the first class, near the cockpit. He had received grave injures and died in hospital,” the source said. The aircraft departed for the Russia’s North Caucasus city of Makhachkala from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 2.07 pm Moscow Time (11.07 GMT). Several minutes after the take-off all three engines of the plane had failed and the jet made an emergency landing having broken into three pieces at Domodedovo International air hub. According to the transport Prosecutor’s Office, the jet was carrying 163 passengers, including seven children and nine crew members among the others. The jet was of the same model that crashed in April in Poland, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski and over 90 high-profile country’s officials. The source in the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, said that several minutes after the take-off the plane’s first engine failed.
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