Friday, September 22, 2017

Urals plane overshoots runway at Yugra airport

A Tu-154M airliner landing at Yugra Airport in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District this week overshot the runway while carrying 163 people on board.

The plane rolled 15 meters past the end of the runway, though none of the 11 crew members or 152 passengers were hurt. The committee has opened a probe into the incident, RIA Novosti reports.

The plane was flying from Gomel, Belarus.

In July, another Urals plane experienced a mishap when a wing flap failure in a ATR-42 caused the UTair Airlines craft to return to the Surgut Airport. The plane safely landed approximately seven minutes after take off and none of the 44 people on board were injured, Itar-Tass reports.

"The plane took off from Surgut at 5 a.m. Moscow time and was bound for Tyumen," a spokesman said, according to Itar-Tass. "While the plane was taking off its wing flap malfunction detector activated and the plane landed at 5:07 a.m. There were 44 people onboard, including three crew members. None was hurt."