The emergency request was made after one of the plane’s engines failed, a Russian aviation source said.
A Boeing 737 carrying 78 passengers has made a successful emergency landing at St Petersburg after one of its engines failed, Sky News reports. “The plane made a safe landing … no passengers were injured,” Russian airline UTair, which operated the flight, said in a statement. UTair is Russia’s third-largest airline by passenger numbers, carrying 11.2 million travellers over the past year. The country’s economic crisis and sanctions has hit the company hard and it is being sued by a number of creditors who say the airline owes them money.