Russian plane crash caught on car dash cam as debris hits (video)

A plane crash in Moscow was unwittingly filmed on a car's dashboard camera, showing parts of the aircraft hitting a vehicle in front.

It is common practice in Russia to fit dash cams as there are many reported incidents of insurance fraud, and drivers want proof that they were not responsible in case of a scam crash. However, few would expect to film footage like this.

The aircraft, TU-204 from Russian airline Red Wings, careered off its runway on Saturday 29 December while attempting to land at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. It hit the adjacent highway and caught fire. Five people were killed and three are in a critical condition. All were crew members.

It is not known if the debris injured passengers in the car in front of the one taking the footage, but the shocking video is being used as part of the investigation into what happened.