Passenger Airplane with 159 on board makes emergency landing in field
A Russian airline found itself in a precarious situation when one of its flights was forced into an emergency landing in a Siberian field due to a suspected hydraulic system failure. This dramatic incident unfolded on a Tuesday, leaving officials and passengers on edge. The aircraft involved was an Ural Airlines A320, and the emergency landing occurred in a field near Kamenka, within the Novosibirsk region of Siberia. Thankfully, amidst the chaos, all 159 passengers and six crew members on board were successfully evacuated from the plane.
As the flight had been en route from Sochi to Omsk, the unexpected diversion to a field in the Ubinsky district, Novosibirsk Oblast, sent shockwaves throughout the region. The scene was captured on camera, with authorities releasing footage of the Ural Airlines plane nestled in the field's proximity to a forest.
Miraculously, there were no casualties reported, providing a silver lining to this harrowing ordeal. Despite the lack of specific details regarding the incident, it was attributed to a suspected hydraulic system failure, prompting an immediate response from emergency crews.
In a bid to ensure the safety and comfort of the affected passengers, authorities arranged for buses to transport them from the field to nearby schools and cultural centers. The aircraft's flight data revealed that it had initially attempted an approach to Omsk but later executed a go-around before making the emergency landing, shedding light on the tense moments in the cockpit.
Notably, Russia's Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case related to the violation of air traffic safety rules, underscoring the gravity of the incident, even if it was labeled as a "technical reason."
This incident echoed a similar event that occurred on August 15, 2019, involving Ural Airlines Flight 178, which suffered a bird strike shortly after takeoff from Zhukovsky Airport but managed to execute a successful landing in a cornfield five kilometers away, showcasing the remarkable skill and composure of the flight crew in the face of adversity