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Phuket-bound Russian charter flight makes emergency landing

A charter jet carrying 327 passengers and nine crew from Moscow to Phuket was forced to make an emergency in Uzbekistan due to engine failure just after midnight, last Friday night (Feb 26).

Russian planeThe Boeing 767-300 aircraft, belonging to the AZUR Air fleet, made an emergency landing in thе Uzbek capital Tashkent after the pilot reported a low oil level in one of the engines, reported state news agency TASS. (See story here.)

After notifying the passengers, the captain shut down the failing engine and burned out excess fuel before making the emergency landing at Tashkent International Airport, said the report.

According to official reports, the aircraft did not sustain any damage and none of the passengers suffered any injuries. They later continued their journey to Phuket on another jet.

Phuket News

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