Azur Air flight from Turkey makes emergency landing at Russian airport

The Boeing plane was travelling from the Turkish resort of Antalya to Vladivostok in Russia's far east.
The Boeing plane was travelling from the Turkish resort of Antalya to Vladivostok in Russia's far east.PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - A plane flying from the Turkish resort of Antalya to Vladivostok in Russia’s far east made a safe emergency landing on Saturday (Sept 11) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, a source at the airport told Reuters.

Azur Air flight ZF268, a Boeing 767 plane, requested an emergency landing while over Krasnoyarsk after experiencing problems with the hydraulics, Russia’s’ Interfax news agency reported.

There were no reports of anybody being hurt.

Azur Air, a former regional Russian airline which now operates charter flights, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Krasnoyarsk International Airport did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

On Friday, another Azur Air flight leaving Antalya on its journey to the Russian city of Belgorod, about 580km south of Moscow, initiated an emergency descent after a cabin pressure alert, air safety publication Aviation Herald reported.

That plane, a Boeing 757, returned safely to Antalya and a replacement Boeing 767 flew to Belgorod after a delay, according to the report and flight tracking website Flightradar24.