August 3, 2008
Two Emergency Landings of Russian Tu-204 Planes Occur Within 24 Hours
Text of report by international stream of Gazprom-owned Russian NTV on 3 August
A Tu-204 passenger plane en route from St Petersburg to Vladivostok made an emergency landing in Krasnoyarsk [Siberia] this morning. The aircraft, which is owned by the Vladivostok Avia airline, was carrying 140 passengers and eight crew members. No-one was hurt.
The Tu-204 was designed to replace outdated Tu-154 aircraft. According to its designers, the Tu-204 plane conforms to every safety standard. Fifty-five such planes have been produced.
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Originally published by NTV Mir, Moscow, in Russian 1200 3 Aug 08.
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