At least 18 injured as passenger plane catches fire during landing in Sochi
Early on Saturday, a jet of a Siberian airline Utair skidded off the runway during rough landing in the Russian city of Sochi, slid into a river and eventually caught fire, Sputnik reports.
"At the moment, there are 18 injured, including three children. There are no fatalities," the ministry said in a statement. All 160 people on board were evacuated. The blaze has been put out, local emergency services said.
An emergency official told Sputnik earlier that six people were injured, four were hospitalized with burns. There were 164 passengers and six crew on board.
"The Boeing737 from Moscow rolled off the runway during landing at the Sochi airport and caught fire. According to the preliminary data, six people were injured," an emergency official said.