Plane on Ufa-Sochi route makes emergency landing due to engine fire

Plane on Ufa-Sochi route makes emergency landing due to engine fire

A plane, owned by Russia’s Red Wings air carrier, had to perform an emergency landing in the airport of Russia’s Ufa after one of its engines caught fire, an airport spokesperson said.

The plane was en route from Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan republic, to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

"There were 202 passengers on board, no injuries reported. All firefighting and rescue units of the airport worked in line with the emergency plan, passengers were evacuated with the help of inflatable emergency escape slides seven minutes after the landing," TASS cited the source as saying.

The incident is being investigated. The air carrier is taking measures to transport the passengers to their destination.

"The airport of Ufa is open for flights. All flights are being carried out in line with the main schedule," the spokesperson added.

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