Ural Airlines’ plane emergently landed in Russia’s Yekaterinburg, later it flies to Tajikistan

The Ural Airlines’ plane en route St Petersburg, Russia – Khujand, Tajikistan, made an emergency landing at Koltsovo International Airport, Yekaterinburg, TASS reports citing the airport’s press service.

“Flight U6-2641 St. Petersburg – Khujand landed at the airport of Yekaterinburg. Representatives of the airline work with passengers,” the press service said.

A collision with birds at the airport of departure caused for the forced landing, the press service of the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office said. “The reason for the emergency landing was the collision of an aircraft with a flock of birds during take-off at the airport of St. Petersburg. Landing was safe, no injuries. Onboard, there were 193 passengers, including 22 children, four crew members,” the message reads.

The Air Gates of the Northern Capital company managing the Pulkovo International Airport in St. Petersburg, confirmed this information, adding that the plane continued to fly.

“On the night of August 30, during a take-off of flight U6 2645, a bird collision occurred at Pulkovo Airport. The aircraft continued to fly according to plan. The incident did not affect the operation of the airport, Pulkovo is operating normally,” a company representative said.

The press service of the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office added that the Sverdlovsk transport prosecutor’s office organized an on-site inspection at Koltsovo Airport, as well as verification of compliance with safety legislation.

The press service of Ural Airlines informed TASS that the flight will continue after refueling.

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The Ural Airlines’ plane, which made an emergency landing at Koltsovo Airport, Yekaterinburg, on Friday, flew to Khujand, Tajikistan, the air carrier’s press service told TASS.

“The plane took off,” the air company said.

As a result of the forced landing, no one was hurt, no damage to the aircraft was found. The Ural Investigation Department on Transport under the Investigation Committee, Russian Federation, has begun its pre-trial check on this fact, according to its press service.

Earlier, Ural Airlines reported that the commander of the plane flying en route St. Petersburg, Russia – Khujand, Tajikistan, reported on possible damage to the wheel due to birds. When examining the runway at the airport of departure, remains of animal origin and bird feathers were found.

Source – https://www.aviaport.ru/

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