Russian plane makes emergency landing, two dead: report

04 Dec

Tu-154 ( Photo : RIA NOVOSTI)



December 04, 2010 (KATAKAMI / Reuters) – A Russian plane carrying 155 passengers rolled off a runway while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Saturday, killing two people and injuring dozens, Interfax news agency reported.

The Tupolev liner, operated by Dagestan Airlines, took off from Vnukovo Airport, also outside Moscow, and made an emergency landing after all three of its engines failed, news agencies reported.

“According to preliminary information two people have died as a result of the emergency landing of the Tu-154 at Domodedovo Airport, and tens were injured,” Tatiana Morozova, spokeswoman for Moscow’s regional investigative committee for transport, told Interfax.

Nearly two dozen ambulances were on their way to the site of the accident, Interfax reported.  (*)

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