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 the Russian Navy chief crash-landed in an airport in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula after engine failure Monday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)|
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