Press release

President Faure extends condolences to Russia

May 7, 2019

Upon the tragic incident involving the Aeroflot Flight SU 1942 that claimed forty-one lives, President Danny Faure has conveyed his deepest sympathy and solidarity to the President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin.

President Faure said “In this very painful moment of national grief, the people and the government of Seychelles join me in extending our heartfelt condolences to you personally, to the people of Russia and to the families of the victims and everyone affected by this unprecedented tragedy.”

The aircraft had to make an emergency landing due to malfunctions. Out of the seventy-eight passengers, thirty-seven people have survived the crash.