No one injured in Russian military plane emergency landing in Far East

13:37, August 03, 2011      

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A Russian military plane made an emergency landing early Wednesday morning in at the Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky airport in the Far East after a failure of one of its four engines, but none of all the 23 people onboard were injured.

An A-50 -- a Russian airborne warning and control system aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane -- landed after emptying its fuel tanks, local reports said.

In many aspects, the A-50 is comparable to the E-3 Sentry of the U.S. Air Force. It is fitted with an aerial refueling system and electronic warfare equipment, and can detect targets up to 400 km away.

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