Two killed, seven injured as Russian plane makes emergency landing in Siberia


Two killed, seven injured as Russian plane makes emergency landing in Siberia
Firefighters work on extinguishing a fire on an An-24 passenger plane at Nizhneangarsk airport on June 27.

In Summary

  • The plane carrying 48 people, including 5 crew members, overshot the runway after landing, hit a small building and caught fire, regional authorities said.
  • The aircraft took off from the regional capital of Ulan-Ude and flew to Nizhneangarsk, where it was forced to make an emergency landing when one of its engines failed, they said.

Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing on Thursday at an airport in Russia’s Buryatia region in Siberia, the area’s emergency situations ministry said.

The plane carrying 48 people, including 5 crew members, overshot the runway after landing, hit a small building and caught fire, regional authorities said.

The aircraft took off from the regional capital of Ulan-Ude and flew to Nizhneangarsk, where it was forced to make an emergency landing when one of its engines failed, they said.

Video shot by a passenger from a plane window showed the aircraft coming into land on the runway before rolling into a field and then suddenly violently halting with passengers screaming onboard.

The flight was operated by Russian regional airline Angara, media reported.

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