A plane with Russian tourists, returning with tourists from Sochi, landed in a wheat field in the Novosibirsk region. According to the Russian press, the Airbus A320 airliner of the Ural Airlines made an emergency landing safely, with 161 passengers on board.
“Airbus A320, which was performing flight U6-1383 on the route Sochi – Omsk, made an emergency landing outside the airfield. The landing was successful. There were 161 passengers on board, there were no casualties,” the carrier reported.
“The plane failed to land at the Omsk airport, changed its course, displayed the defendant’s code 7700 (the main alarm signal), and then flew in the direction of Novosibirsk. The airport of Novosibirsk confirmed that the plane was flying to an alternate airfield,” the agency clarifies. As a result, the liner landed on the ground in the Ubin district of the Novosibirsk region. The previous reason for the emergency landing was hydraulic failure. The Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office joined in establishing the circumstances of the incident. The Eastern Interregional Administration of the SKR on Transport reported the initiation of a criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of traffic safety rules and operation of air transport).
Medical personnel work with passengers to assess their health. An operational headquarters has been established at the airline. According to the results of the inspection, the prosecutor’s office will provide an assessment of the airline’s compliance with the legislation on flight safety, the technical condition of the ship, and the crew’s activities,” the prosecutor’s office said.
“The plane was landed on the field, everyone promptly unloaded and ran away from the plane, there was no ignition, one side got a little smoky,” said one of the passengers. According to her, after the accident, all passengers were placed in a local cultural center. Medical assistance was provided to four passengers, puncture wounds were diagnosed, but no one was seriously injured. Buses were sent to transport them to Novosibirsk.