Russian flight skids off the runway 1 killed

Posted by Samron Jude on December 5th, 2010 in Russia | 1 Comment

In an attempt to make an emergency landing by a Russian flight in Moscow, about eight people were injured while killing one passenger, after the plane skidded of the runway.

The spokeswoman of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Veronika Smolskaya said that, after all the three engines of the plane had failed, the plane made an emergency landing. She also said that there were about 155 passengers on board including seven children.

According to the spokeswoman, the flight took off from the Vnukovo airport from Moscow and was heading towards Makhachkala in southern Russia. The plane landed just half an hour after the plane took off from Moscow.

The plane belonged to the Dagestani Airline and was a Tupolev – 154. The Tupolev – 154 was designed in the mid 1960s. Since the year 1968 there have been about 37 accidents reported of the Tupolev – 154. However most of the accidents were caused due to factors which were not related to the aircraft.


 

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