UTair’s Emergency Landing Investigated

25 October 2011 (11:28)

Another recent emergency landing performed by UTair Airlines plane in Tyumen is now being investigated.

The incident occurred at 6:30 AM local time (4:30 AM Moscow time) on October 22, 2011. The captain of ATR 75 flying from Tyumen to Nizhnevartovsk asked for an emergency landing due to generator failure. There were thirty-six passengers and four crew members on board, Ural Investigative Administration for Transportation reports to Russia’s Investigative Committee. The landing was performed successfully, and no one was hurt.

According to the investigative committee chairman, the emergency landing had to do with the generator failure.

Now on October 22, 2011, an ATR 42 that belonged to the same airline flying from Beloyarsky to Sovetsky and Tyumen with twenty-three passengers and three crew members on board had to perform an emergency landing as well due to a rupture in the pneumatic supports of the chassis.

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