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Burned Sukhoi Superjet 100 experienced partial power outage after lightning strike, source claims

Source: Kommersant

Citing a source close to the investigation surrounding the deaths of 41 people in a Moscow airplane fire, Kommersant reported that key power systems on the plane failed after a lightning strike in the air.

According to the source, the lightning bolt left a characteristic mark on the surface of the jet. The strike caused the jet’s storm defense system to shift the plane into an emergency electricity consumption mode, leaving the plane in the full manual control of the pilots without automatic error correction.