S7/Siberia Airlines Airbus 350 performs emergency landing in Irkutsk

14 July 2006 (11:52)

Airbus 350 belonging to S7/Siberia Airlines JSC had to perform emergency landing in Irkutsk at 7 AM Moscow time today. The aircraft was on flight 778 from Moscow to Irkutsk. Suspected aircraft decompression is reported to have become the possible cause of the accident. There were 170 passengers aboard the plane.

‘There are no casualties, and the incident is not being investigated at the moment,’ PR Director of Russian Federation Department of Transportation Timur Hikmatov said to UrBC representative.

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