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Malfunctions ground two Russian passenger planes
File photo shows a Boeing 757-256 plane operated by Moscow-registered IFly charter airline.
File photo shows a Boeing 757-256 plane operated by Moscow-registered IFly charter airline.
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:50PM
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Two Russian passenger planes have been forced to abort their flights after they experienced technical glitches.


A Boeing 757 twin-engine jet airliner heading from the city of Chelyabinsk -- situated 14,946 kilometers (9287 miles) west of Moscow -- to the eastern Spanish city of Barcelona had to abandon the take-off when it encountered engine difficulties, Interfax news agency reported.

Russian aviation authorities said the aircraft made an emergency braking at 6:48 a.m. local time (0048 GMT) on Thursday after its right engine stopped working.

No passenger onboard the aircraft was hurt in the incident.

An eyewitness said the engine caught fire during acceleration.

The plane reportedly belongs to the Moscow-registered IFly charter airline.

Also on Thursday, an Airbus A320 passenger plane en route from Vladivostok city to Magadan, both in Russia's Far East, made an emergency landing.

Aviation authorities said the pilot asked for an emergency landing at Khabarovsk city, situated 6,135 kilometers (3,812 miles) southeast of Moscow, after "detecting unusual vibrations" in the engines.

The aircraft landed safely with none of the 157 passengers and six crew members hurt.

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