Death Toll Rises In Russian Passenger Plane Fire

The death toll continues to climb after a fiery emergency landing in Russia.

A Russian passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport just outside Moscow on Sunday.

The plane was engulfed in flames.

There were 78 people on board and investigators say at least 41 people died including two children.

The plane took off in bad weather and was forced to turn around after 30 minutes due to unspecified technical issues.

A hard landing caused fuel from the tanks to spill, dousing the back of the fuselage.​

Russian aviation officials have opened a criminal investigation, which is standard procedure in these type of cases in Russia.