31 Jul 2019 09:01

SSJ100 bound from Krasnodar to Tyumen makes emergency landing in Samara due to engine failure - source

MOSCOW. July 31 (Interfax) - A Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger jetliner has made an emergency landing in Samara due to technical problems, a source in the air traffic control service told Interfax on Wednesday.

The Azimuth airline's plane was bound from Krasnodar to Tyumen. "The crew urgently contacted the tower and reported engine vibration. The left-side engine failed some time later. It was decided to end the flight and to land in Samara," the source said.

"The plane performed a successful landing with one engine running," he said.

There were 95 people, including two children, on board.

There have been two SSJ100 crashes and a number of incidents, mostly caused by landing gear damage or malfunction, over several years of operation of this type of aircraft.