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An-2 airplane makes emergency landing off airport in Russia’s Yugra

January 10, 2012, 15:17 UTC+3
An An-2 airplane made an emergency landing some 200 kilometers off the airport of the town of Nizhnevartovsk
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TYUMEN, January 10 (Itar-Tass) —— An An-2 airplane made an emergency landing some 200 kilometers off the airport of the town of Nizhnevartovsk, Russia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area or Yugra. No one was hurt, a spokesman for the Urals transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

According to the spokesman, the plane with ten passengers onboard was making a flight from Megion to Korliki. When pilots spotted engine malfunctions they took a decision to land the plane off the airfield.

According to preliminary data, the incident was caused by a drop in oil pressure in the plane’s engine.

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