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09.09.2010 12:53
A Tu-154 flying from Yakutia to Moscow made an emergency landing in the village Izhma, Komi republic. Photo from website ukranews.kom

A Tu-154 flying from Yakutia to Moscow made an emergency landing in the village Izhma, Komi republic. Photo from website ukranews.kom

Tu-154 flying from Yakutia to Moscow makes emergency landing

On September 7 at 7:50 a.m. (Moscow time), a Tu-154 aircraft making the flight Polyarny - Moscow, made an emergency landing in the Komi republic. The landing was executed at the airport of village Izhma. The reason was the onboard equipment failure.
 
The Moscow-bound plane took off from Yakutia at 04:14 Moscow time. On board the ship there were 72 passengers, including three children and nine crew members: no one was hurt. The passengers have been housed in the building of the local district school and provided with meals.
 
Four hours after the start of the flight, the commander of the crew because of the onboard power system failure took an extraordinary decision to make an emergency landing in the Komi republic, at the Izhma airport designed for military aircraft. The local takeoff runway because of its small size is usually used only by helicopters, so the aircraft had to roll out 100 meters beyond it.
 
Airport Izhma is located 180 kilometers north of town Usinsk and is currently inoperative.
 
According to the source, the authorities of the Komi republic will organize during the day the transportation of passengers from Izhma to Ukhta by helicopter Mi-8. At the moment, they are trying to contact airport Mirny, where the Tu-154 aircraft belongs.
 
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Tu-154 flying from Yakutia to Moscow makes emergency landing



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