Tu-154 Soviet-built Plane Skidded Off The Runway During an Emergency Landing, 40 Passengers Injured

By on Dec 4, 2010 in Current Events, Europe, Events, World Comments
Dagestan TU-154 Plane
Dagestan TU-154 Plane
Image Credit: Civilianaviation.co.uk

Russian news agencies reported today that a passenger jet with 155 people on board skidded off the runway during an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Saturday after all its engines failed.

Reports said that the Russian jet was a Soviet-built Tu-154 belonging to Dagestan Airlines. It made an emergency landing at Domodedovo Airport after all its three engines failed. The pilot forced to land the plane after he received signals that all three engines had cut out about 80 kilometers into the flight at an altitude of 9,100 meters.

Federal aviation agency spokesman Sergei Izvolsky was quoted saying in a televised interview that the cause of the engine failure was unclear and is now under investigation.

International reports said that the plane had taken off from Vnukovo Airport going to Makhachkala, the capital of Russia‘s southern region of Dagestan. Forty passengers were reported injured during the incident while two people passed away.

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