Amateur video footage has emerged of the moment a passenger plane crashed onto a highway in Russia, killing five people who were aboard the aircraft.

The video shows flying debris striking one car, which swerves on impact, then straightens and continues along the road.

Behind that car is the vehicle which had the camera, capturing the scene for just over 30 seconds. That driver dodged most of the debris and managed to pull over and stop.

The Tu-204 belonging to Russian airline Red Wings was carrying eight people, all of them crew members, when it went off the runway Saturday while landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. The plane was travelling from the Czech Republic.

It went partly into an adjacent highway during the landing, broke into pieces and caught fire.

Four people were pronounced dead soon after the crash and the airline said on its Twitter account that a fifth, a flight attendant, died Sunday. Those who died Saturday were the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and another attendant, Red Wings said.

The survivors were reported in critical or serious condition in Moscow hospitals.

Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for Russia's main investigative agency, was quoted on Sunday by Russian news agencies saying the data recorders were being examined, along with fuel samples.

In addition, he said flight documents for the plane have been taken from the airline for examination.

With files from The Associated Press