An Ural Airlines flight was forced to perform an emergency landing in a field in Novosibirsk region, according to media reports
An Airbus A320 en route from Sochi to Omsk declared a mid-flight emergency on Tuesday morning and was redirected to an alternate airfield, but failed to reach it, Russian media reported, citing emergency services.
The aircraft was forced to perform a crash-landing in a field not far from Novosibirsk airport, sources told the RIA and TASS news agencies. The incident was reportedly caused by a hydraulics malfunction.
There were up to 170 aboard the distressed flight, and according to preliminary reports none of the passengers or crew suffered any serious injuries. Authorities said the aircraft remained in one piece, there was no fire on board, and everyone safely evacuated it using emergency slides.
Authorities said the aircraft remained in one piece, there was no fire on board, and everyone safely evacuated it using emergency slides.
In other pics groups of passengers could be seen standing in a distance.
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