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A Boeing 737 flown by UTair
A Boeing 737 flown by UTair

Russian Plane Lands Safely After Emergency

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.

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