Friday, December 15, 2017

UTair flight to Tyumen makes emergency landing at Yekaterinburg's Koltsovo Aiport

A 200-passenger plane headed to Tyumen from Moscow made an emergency landing last week at Yekaterinburg's Koltsovo International Airport after the plane's left engine malfunctioned.

The airplane had 42 passengers on board and five crew members, none of whom were injured or needed medical care, The Voice of Russia reports.

A spokesman for Koltsovo Airport said the airplane belonged to the Utair carrier. Technicians from the airline will examine the aircraft to determine the cause of malfunction.

"The passengers will be placed on another [Tyumen-bound] flight," the spokesman said, adding however, that seven passengers declined to board a replacement plane, according to The Voice of Russia.