A young Santa Fe man is among those killed when a Russian plane caught fire during an emergency landing.
Jeremy Brooks, 22, was in the country after landing a prestigious job there as a fly fishing guide. He was on the Super Jet traveling from Moscow to the Arctic Circle when the plane experienced technical issues and circled back.
Officials say the jet didn’t have time to dump its fuel before hitting the tarmac, causing it to catch fire. “It may have broken the wing and spread all this fuel out, and with hot brakes and hot engines, ignition is very possible,” John Goglia, former National Transportation Safety Board member, said.
Jeremy majored in environmental science at Colorado College and was a graduate of Santa Fe Prep. He previously worked for “The Rel Life” in Santa Fe as a fishing guide. His bio said his passion for fly fishing started when he was just 7 years old.
This is the second deadly accident involving this specific aircraft. The last one, in Indonesia, killed all 45 people on board in 2012.