1 killed, 18 injured after plane skids off runway in Russia

by International | 02-09-2018 | 543 views

A supervisor at Sochi airport in Russia has died during an emergency response after a landing plane careered off the end of the runway into a riverbed and caught fire. The health ministry said 18 people were injured in the accident, which occurred at about 3 am local time (01.30 BST) as the Utair-operated Boeing 737 from Moscow, carrying 164 passengers and six crew members, was landing. The airport said the fire was extinguished within eight minutes. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

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