Dramatic video footage released by Russian authorities on Wednesday shows the moment an airplane engulfed in flames skids across a runway in Moscow in a 2019 crash that killed 41 people.

The Aeroflot Flight was struck by lightning soon after taking off on May 5, 2019, and forced to attempt an emergency landing at the Moscow airport.

The aircraft burst into flames after touching down and skidded off the runway onto a patch of grass, according to the video footage.

The pilot Denis Evdokimov, was found guilty of causing death by negligence for flying “in violation of the established rules” for the rough landing that caused the plane to erupt. Continue Reading