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Plane makes emergency landing in Russia’s Ufa due to engine fire

August 22, 4:55 UTC+3 UFA

There were 202 passengers on board, no injuries reported

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A Red Wings plane

A Red Wings plane

© Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS

UFA, August 22. /TASS/. A plane, owned by Russia’s Red Wings air carrier, had to perform an emergency landing in the airport of Russia’s Volga area city of Ufa after one of its engines caught fire, an airport spokesperson told TASS on Wednesday.

The plane was en route from Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan republic situated between the Volga River and the Urals mountains, to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

"There were 202 passengers on board, no injuries reported. All firefighting and rescue units of the airport worked in line with the emergency plan, passengers were evacuated with the help of inflatable emergency escape slides seven minutes after the landing," the source said.

The incident is being investigated. The air carrier is taking measures to transport the passengers to their destination.

"The airport of Ufa is open for flights. All flights are being carried out in line with the main schedule," the spokesperson said.

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