Support The Moscow Times!

Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Krasnoyarsk

An IL-76 cargo plane.

Engine trouble forced an IL-76 cargo plane to make an emergency landing at Yemelyanovo Airport near Krasnoyarsk, a news report said Friday.

Airport's spokesperson Tatyana Kaminskaya said that the plane landed successfully at 9:25 a.m. local time and that none of the nine people on board were injured, Interfax reported.

The plane was carrying 39 tons of cargo from Europe to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, about 6,500 kilometers east of Moscow.

Kaminskaya said that the Volga-Dnepr Airlines-owned plane was flying from Europe to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk via Ulyanovsk and Krasnoyarsk. It made a stop in Krasnoyarsk to refuel, but when it took off again the crew discovered an engine malfunction and decided to return to the airport.

According to the West Siberian transportation investigations department, the crew felt strong vibrations coming from the fourth engine having flown 500 kilometers from Krasnoyarsk.

"The flight commander decided to turn off the faulty engine and return to the airport from which the flight had originated. No one was injured as a result of the incident," the investigators said in a statement.

Related articles:

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more