New Delhi: A Russian passenger aircraft carrying 100 people on board on Sunday crash-landed on its belly at Usinsk airport in the northern region of the country. No fatalities were recorded, although there were some minor injuries, officials said. Also Read - Expressing Desire to Meet Lord Krishna, Russian Woman Jumps to Death from 6-Storey Building in Vrindavan
The Utair Boeing 737 lost control due to a sudden change in the wind direction as it attempted to touch down at Usinsk airport. The airline authorities noted that the plane was already on the tarmac when it suffered a technical glitch. Utair stated that the airport’s landing system, as well as the runway lighting, malfunctioned that caused the airplane to crash. Also Read - Coronavirus: Russia’s EpiVacCorona Vaccine Has 100% Efficacy, Claims Report
All passengers and crew members were evacuated safely via emergency slides. Utair commended the ‘experienced’ crew on board that led the evacuation process smoothly. Also Read - Massive Sea Search For Victims of Indonesia Plane Crash Extended by 3 Days
It must be noted that Russia has, over the years, recorded among the lowest places in terms of air safety standards with poor maintenance and lax precautionary measures.