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December 04, 2010 (KATAKAMI / RIA NOVOSTI) — Two people were killed and 40 were injured when a Dagestan Airlines plane skidded of the runway at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport during an emergency landing, Russian Emergencies Ministry spokesman said.
“According to the latest information, two people were killed and 40 were injured after the emergency landing,” the spokesman said.
Sixty rescuers, fire fighting brigades and psychologists are working on the scene, the spokesman said.
A source in Domodedovo airport said about 50 people, including those severely injured are being sent to hospitals.
“The passengers from the plane were sent to the airport building to be examined by the medical staff. People with more serious wounds are being sent to hospitals,” the airport official said.
A source in Dagestan Airlines said the reserve aircraft was ready to send the passengers from the troubled plane to Dagestan.
Dagestani aircarrier has yet to give official comments.
The aircraft departed for the southern Russian city of Makhachkala from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 2.07 pm Moscow Time (11.07 GMT). The pilots were forced to make an emergency landing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport after all three of its engines failed
The Tu-154 plane was slightly damaged after it skidded off the runway during landing. (*)
MOSCOW, December 4