Sunday 19 May 2013

Russian Plane catches fire on tarmac

Aviation Nigeria

The Vnukovo airport in Moscow was closed temporarily after a plane caught fire upon landing.

The aircraft operated by UT air was carrying 140 people, but no injuries were reported. A TV crew travelling aboard the flight managed to capture the events as passengers were evacuated.

The left landing gear leg caught fire as the flight arrived from the southern Russian city of Stavropol.

Preliminary reports suggest the brake wheels were destroyed. The airport closed just before 8 am local time and reopened under two hours later once the Boeing 737 had been removed from the runway.

Source: Euronews