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Engine Failure Forces Emergency Landing in Krasnodar

Andrei Makhonin

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Krasnodar Tuesday, just one day after a crash killed 31 near the Siberian city of Tyumen.

The Airbus 319, operated by S7 Airlines, experienced failure in its right engine, prompting an emergency call to a dispatch center 20 minutes before the emergency landing, RIA-Novosti reported.

None of the 121 passengers or five crew members were injured and the aircraft successfully landed under the power of only one engine, Bazel Aero, the company in charge of the airport in the Krasnodar region, told RIA-Novosti.

A domestic flight from Tyumen to Surgut crashed just minutes after takeoff Monday, killing all but 12 passengers. Two planes were also grounded by engine failure the previous week.

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