Russian plane crash-lands in Ukraine
www.chinaview.cn 2006-07-10 19:26:50

A Tu-134 aircraft carrying a General Naval Staff delegation headed by Chief Commander Admiral Vladimir Masorin who visited the Crimea to watch the exercise of rescue teams of Russia's Black Sea Fleet had an engine failure after takeoff.
A Tu-134 aircraft carrying the Russian Navy chief crash-landed in an airport in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula after engine failure Monday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
    MOSCOW, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A plane carrying the Russian Navy chief crash-landed in an airport in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula after engine failure, Russian news agencies said on Monday.

    A Tu-134 aircraft carrying a General Naval Staff delegation headed by Chief Commander Admiral Vladimir Masorin who visited the Crimea to watch the exercise of rescue teams of Russia's Black Sea Fleet had an engine failure after takeoff.

    "The jet took off from Gvardeisky airdrome near Sevastopol. A few minutes after takeoff, one of the engines went faulty and the chief pilot decided to make an emergency landing," a defense source was quoted by the Itar-Tass news agency as saying.

    An engine caught fire but on one was killed in the incident, the source said. Admiral Masorin was unhurt, but several officers were injured by the fire.

    Earlier in the day, a Sibir Airline A-310 airliner has made an emergency landing in the nearby city of Simferopol.

    The plane requested landing in Simferopol in the early morning hours of Monday because of an engine malfunction, a source at the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry press center was quoted by Interfax.

    No one was injured, the source added.

    In another incident Monday, a Tu-154 airliner made a successful emergency landing in the Siberian city of Irkutsk after one of its three engines failed.

    The incidents came after a Sibir A-310 airliner crashed in Irkutsk early Sunday, killing at least 122 people and injuring more than 50 others. Enditem

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