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Phuket-bound Russian charter flight makes emergency landing

PHUKET: A charter jet carrying 327 passengers and nine crew from Moscow to Phuket was forced to make an emergency in Uzbekistan due to engine failure just after midnight, last Friday night (Feb 26).

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By Anton Makhrov

Tuesday 1 March 2016, 06:05PM


The Boeing 767-300 aircraft, belonging to the AZUR Air fleet, made an emergency landing in thе Uzbek capital Tashkent after the pilot reported a low oil level in one of the engines. Photo: AZUR Air

The Boeing 767-300 aircraft, belonging to the AZUR Air fleet, made an emergency landing in thе Uzbek capital Tashkent after the pilot reported a low oil level in one of the engines. Photo: AZUR Air

The Boeing 767-300 aircraft, belonging to the AZUR Air fleet, made an emergency landing in thе Uzbek capital Tashkent after the pilot reported a low oil level in one of the engines, reported state news agency TASS. (See story here.)

After notifying the passengers, the captain shut down the failing engine and burned out excess fuel before making the emergency landing at Tashkent International Airport, said the report.

According to official reports, the aircraft did not sustain any damage and none of the passengers suffered any injuries. They later continued their journey to Phuket on another jet.

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Russian Police transport safety authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, said the reports. (See story here.)

 

Read our Novosti Phuketa report here.

 

 

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Fritz Pinguin | 01 March 2016 - 23:11:50

It is always good to hear about proper handling of a situation in midair.

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