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MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. A RusLine plane en route from Ulyanovsk to Moscow made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport with its nose gear up, no one was hurt, a spokesman for Russia’s Civil Aviation Agency (Rosaviatsiya) told TASS on Friday.
"While making the landing, the plane’s nose gear failed to extend. Following a number of abortive attempts to extend the nose gear, the pilots took a decision to land on the belly landing gear with further lowering of the plane’s nose onto the runway," the spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, the plane was damaged while landing, but, luckily no fire followed. There were 28 passengers and a crew of three onboard the plane. No one was hurt.
"A special commission of the Russian Civil Aviation Service, involving representatives of the aircraft manufacturer, the airlines and civil aviation specialists, will investigate this serious accident," the spokesman said.
Earlier on Friday, the accident was reported by the press service of the Domodedovo airport. The press service however provided no details.