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Jet Turns Back After Windscreen Cracks

A passenger aircraft was forced to return to the Krasnoyarsk airport on Tuesday after a crack appeared in its windscreen.

The ATR-42 turboprop belonging to a local airline called Taimyr was 10 kilometers into a flight from Krasnoyarsk in western Siberia to Severo-Yeniseisk when the crew noticed the crack and the captain decided to turn around, the regional transportation prosecutor's office told Interfax on Tuesday.

The aircraft was carrying 38 passengers and 470 kilograms of cargo. No one was hurt in the incident.

Prosecutors said they are checking the aircraft for compliance with aviation safety regulations.

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