Boeing en route from Blagoveshchensk to Moscow makes emergency landing at Irkutsk airport

Boeing en route from Blagoveshchensk to Moscow makes emergency landing at Irkutsk airport

A Boeing aircraft of Nordwind Airlines en route from Blagoveshchensk to Moscow made an emergency landing in Irkutsk, East Siberia, today, the airport’s press service said.

"The plane of Nordwind Airlines made an emergency landing in Irkutsk while performing a flight from Blagoveshchensk to Moscow," TASS cited the spokesperson as saying.

There are 149 passengers onboard the plane. The preliminary cause of the incident is an altitude indicator failure.

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