Plane makes emergency landing at Moscow airport

08:50, February 12, 2011      

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A plane flying from Warsaw to Moscow made an emergency landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport as its landing gear failed to open, local media reported on Friday.

Nobody was hurt during the hard landing, the reports said, citing a spokeswoman for the airport.

The spokeswoman said Vnukovo's CEO Vasili Yegorov directed the emergency landing from the airport's control tower after the crew of the Hawker-125 plane detected a technical malfunction while attempting to land.

The plane, with only two people onboard, landed directly on its hull, she said.

All flights were temporarily canceled during the plane's landing, Russian Aviation agency, Rosturism, said.

Source: Xinhua

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