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Russia: 18 injured as plane skids off runway at Sochi Airport00:41

Russia: 18 injured as plane skids off runway at Sochi Airport

Russian Federation, Sochi
September 1, 2018 at 00:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 18 people were injured after a plane skidded off the runway and caught fire during landing at Sochi International Airport early on Saturday morning.

The plane of Russia's Utair airline was travelling to Moscow from Sochi, when it skidded off the runway and ended up on a bank of a nearby river. The left engine caught fire during the crash, but with no serious consequences.

All 164 passengers and the six crew members were safely evacuated and the 18 injured were immediately rushed to hospital. The fire was contained within 25 minutes and fully extinguished by 04:30 local time (01:30 GMT)

Russia: 18 injured as plane skids off runway at Sochi Airport00:41
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At least 18 people were injured after a plane skidded off the runway and caught fire during landing at Sochi International Airport early on Saturday morning.

The plane of Russia's Utair airline was travelling to Moscow from Sochi, when it skidded off the runway and ended up on a bank of a nearby river. The left engine caught fire during the crash, but with no serious consequences.

All 164 passengers and the six crew members were safely evacuated and the 18 injured were immediately rushed to hospital. The fire was contained within 25 minutes and fully extinguished by 04:30 local time (01:30 GMT)