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Russian airport closed after emergency landing

Russian airport closed after emergency landing

Russian news agencies say Moscow's third airport has been forced to close for 1 1/2 hours after a Boeing 737 with 56 people on board suffered a partial tire burst on landing.
The agencies _ citing aviation officials _ say no one was injured during Tuesday's emergency landing of a Utair flight from the southern city of Rostov-on-Don at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. It was unclear how many tires burst and what the cause was.
A switchboard assistant at the airport told the AP that the airport had already reopened, but small delays had affected most inbound and outbound flights.
Emergency landings are commonplace in Russia, where aging fleets are often poorly maintained. Last month, 47 people died when a Tu-134 airliner crashed while landing in fog in the northwestern city of Petrozavodsk.


Updated : 2021-05-08 06:53 GMT+08:00