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Airliner en route to Munich fails to take off in St Petersburg over technical malfunction

March 23, 2014, 15:20 UTC+3 ST. PETERSBURG
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ST. PETERSBURG, March 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Airliner Airbus A320 of air company Rossiya en route to the German city of Munich had to stop a take-off roll on the runway at St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo over technical problems, an official of the air traffic service of company Air Harbour of the Russian northern capital that manages the airport told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon. “Airliner Airbus A320 has interrupted a take-off roll on the airport runway over a technical malfunction and steered to an airport terminal according to instructions,” the official said. He did not note which technical malfunction in concrete resulted in failure to take off.

The airplane was carrying 170 people, the official said.

Meanwhile, no one was hurt in the incident, the St. Petersburg emergency situation department told Itar-Tass. Passengers are waiting for another airplane to bring them to their destination.

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