CCTV caught the moment the Russian passenger jet crashed killing 82 passengers and 6 crew.
The camera pointing in the opposite direction caught the bright orange flash from the explosion.
82 passengers and six crew members have been killed in a plane crash near Perm in the Ural Mountains of central Russia. Emergency workers say there are no survivors. Seven children, including a baby, are reported to have been on the flight from Moscow, which was operated by Aeroflot subsidiary, Aeroflot Nord.
Monday has been declared a day of mourning in the region, as messages of condolence pour into Russia from across the world.
Most passengers on board the plane were Russians from Perm. The jet was also carrying 21 foreigners: 9 from Azerbaijan, 5 from Ukraine, and one each from France, Switzerland, Latvia, Italy, Germany, Turkey and the United States.
Fate intervened for 3 people with tickets on the flight. Their connection from Barcelona was delayed, and they were forced to travel to Perm by train.
The exact number of passengers on the flight is still being verified.
Two emergency centres have been opened for the victims’ relatives; one at the airport in Perm and the other at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo-1 airport.
Relatives were flown from Moscow to Perm on Sunday evening to face the task of identifying bodies.