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Passenger plane makes emergency landing in field in Russia

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 07:25
Passenger plane makes emergency landing in field in Russia

A passenger plane carrying 165 people on board has made an emergency landing in Russia's Novosibirsk Oblast, reportedly causing no casualties. Preliminary reports indicate that the aircraft’s hydraulic system failed.

Source: Novosibirsk Governor Andrey Travnikov; Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency; Russian Telegram groups

Quote: "A Ural Airlines plane flying from [the city of] Sochi [Black Sea Coast] to [the city of] Omsk [West Siberia] made an emergency landing at 09:44 (05:44 Kyiv Time – ed.) today in the Ubinsky district of Novosibirsk Oblast. There were 170 people on board, including 23 children. Preliminary reports indicate there were no casualties, the passengers were evacuated, and no fire was detected."


Details: The aircraft is an Airbus A320. Emergency workers are responding at the scene.

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency specified that 159 passengers and six crew members were on board.


Communication with the crew was reportedly established, and all passengers were accommodated in the nearest settlement.

Preliminary reports indicate nobody sought medical assistance.

The aircraft reportedly landed on a spot picked out from the air near the village of Kamenka (about 180 km from the city of Novosibirsk).

Why this is important: After Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the United States, the European Union, and many other countries imposed restrictions on Russian airlines.

The EU also banned the export of goods and technologies used in the aviation and space industries to Russia.

In December 2022, the Russian government authorised stripping parts from some aircraft to repair others, as well as installing non-original foreign parts on foreign aircraft that remained in Russia.

In February, Russian air transport companies asked regulators to allow them to extend service intervals for Western aircraft in exceptional cases.

As of April, the fleet of Russia's largest airline, Aeroflot [Russian Airlines], consisted of 178 aircraft manufactured by Airbus and Boeing.

In April, amid Western sanctions, Aeroflot sent its aircraft to Iran for repairs for the first time in its history.

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