Utair flight returns to Vnukovo due to problem with chassis

Utair flight returns to Vnukovo due to problem with chassis

A Boeing 737 from the Russian airline Utair that was headed to Milan has returned to Vnukovo Airport near Moscow due to a problem with the plane's chassis, the company said.

"After take-off from Vnukovo, the Boeing 737-800 had some technical issues with the undercarriage… [It] landed safely," Sputnik cited a representative of the company as saying.

According to the representative, the plane carrying 109 passengers got rid of extra fuel first.

Shortly after departing from Vnukovo Airport, the crew chief informed air traffic controllers that a technical failure had prevented him from lifting the landing gear.

Before landing, the aircraft circled above the airport for some time to get rid of excess fuel.

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