25 Sep 2019 18:54

One passenger needs medical assistance after Boeing 767 emergency landing in Barnaul - airline

MOSCOW. Sept 25 (Interfax) - Azur Air has confirmed the incident with its plane at the Barnaul airport.

"The right gear leg caught fire as flight ZF-2244 was on the runway. The plane engaged brakes and stopped at the end of the runway. The crew started an immediate evacuation of the passengers for safety reasons in accordance with the instructions. The plane was carrying 331 people," the company told Interfax.

All passengers were urgently evacuated, the company said.

"One passenger sought medical assistance," the company said.

The airline has launched a probe into the incident in collaboration with the aviation authorities, the aircraft manufacturer, and the airport of entry.