Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing in Siberian field-VIDEO

Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing in Siberian field-VIDEO
# 12 September 2023 10:57 (UTC +04:00)

A Russian passenger plane flying from the Black Sea resort of Sochi to the Siberian city of Omsk with 167 people on board made an emergency landing in a Siberian field on Tuesday, officials said, APA reports citing The Moscow Times.

Authorities released footage of the Ural Airlines Airbus A320 in a field next to a forest in the Novosibirsk region, saying no one was injured in the incident.

The plane's evacuation slides could be seen deployed and people stood around the aircraft in a field.

Russia's aviation agency Rosaviatsia said the landing took place "on a site selected from the air" near the village of Kamenka, located in the Novosibirsk region.

"According to the crew, there are 159 passengers and six crew members onboard," the agency added.

"All passengers are being housed in the nearest village," Rosaviatsia said.

Russia's Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, opened a criminal investigation into the violation of air traffic safety rules.

It said the aircraft made the emergency landing due to a technical problem.

Ural Airlines is a domestic Russian airline based in the city of Yekaterinburg.

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