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ATR-42 plane lands after takeoff in Surgut because of wing flap failure

July 20, 2012, 13:10 UTC+3

There were 44 people onboard, including three crew members; none was hurt

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YEKATERINBURG, July 20 (Itar-Tass) — A wing flap failure forced an ATR-42 airplane of the UTair airlines to return to the Surgut airport immediately after the takeoff, a spokesman for the city transport prosecutor’s office told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“The plane took off from Surgut at 05:00 a.m. Moscow time and was bound for Tyumen. While the plane was taking off its wing flap malfunction detector activated and the plane landed at 05:07 a.m. There were 44 people onboard, including three crew members. None was hurt,” the spokesman said.

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