Rus Tourism News

Russian Passenger Plane Catches Fire During Landing

A passenger jet skidded off the runway and caught fire while landing in the Russian city of Sochi, injuring 18 people. Saturday at 2:50 am Moscow time, Flight UT579, the Boeing737 from Moscow rolled off the runway during landing at the Sochi airport and caught fire. 

Injured passengers received necessary medical assistance, one airport employee had suffered a fatal heart attack during the rescue operation.

The fire has now been extinguished.

Iuliia Tore



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