MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian passenger plane crashed south of the southern Russian city Sochi from an airport runway early Saturday morning, injuring 18 people, officials and state media reported.
Russia's health service The ministry said 18 people were injured, but said there were no deaths. The state news agency RIA said a airport employee from Sochi had died during cleanup
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The plane landed in heavy rain and strong tailwind, said the Russian civil aviation officer Oleg Smirnov to the state television station Rossiya24, the images of aircraft with damaged engines and wings
Sochi airport said on its website that the aircraft fire that broke out was extinguished in eight minutes and all were evacuated on board within 17 minutes.
Russian Aviation Watchdog will conduct a rating of Sochi airport and Utair, reported Rossiya24 channel.
Security concerns plagued the Russian aviation industry as it caused multiple fatal accidents in June 1965 In June, a Utair aircraft carrying Peruvian football fans from the World Cup city of Yekaterinburg to Tyumen in Siberia had to leave due to an engine failure involving the cab Smoke filled, land.
Andrey Ostroukh; Edited by Edmund Blair)