Ural Airlines A320 makes emergency landing in Novosibirsk field

Ural Airlines A320 crash landed in a field in Novosibirsk
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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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A Ural Airlines scheduled passenger flight from Sochi to Omsk has made an emergency landing in a field in the western Siberian region of Novosibirsk, according to Russian news agencies.

Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that there were 159 persons aboard the aircraft, an Airbus A320.

Ural Airlines flight U61383 Sochi – Omsk


Flight track of Ural airlines flight from Sochi to Omsk, showing diversion to Novosibirsk region.

Ural Airlines flight U61383, an Airbus A320-200, was operating the flight from Sochi International Airport (AER) on the coast of the Black Sea to Omsk Tsentralny Airport (OMS).

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Footage posted by Russian news agencies shows the Airbus A320 in a field in landing configuration with landing gear down and emergency escape slides deployed.

According to the Russian Tass news agency, the aircraft had sounded an alarm to a hydraulic systems failure; however further details of the emergency landing has not yet been formally released.

There are no reports of any injuries sustained in the off-airport landing.

Flight data for U61383 shows that the aircraft appeared to have made a baulked approach to Omsk (OMS); descending to 2,000 feet on the initial approach before climbing to 18,000 feet and tracking to the east in the Novosibirsk region.

Flight track of Ural airlines flight from Sochi to Omsk, showing diversion to Novosibirsk region.

The aircraft involved in this morning’s incident was an Airbus A320-200, registered RA-73805; a 19-year old narrowbody aircraft belong to the carrier Ural Airlines, which was involved in the incident in Novosibirsk.

UPDATE


ATC communications confirm that the flight suffered a loss of one of the hydraulic systems while on approach to Omsk. The flight crew carried out a baulked approach and elected to continue to Novosibirsk because of the longer runway length available at OVB.

The crew reported that they would not have any nosewheel steering on landing. At 02:26 UTC the flight declared an emergency and the aircraft began a descent, which ended in an emergency landing in a field at 02:44 UTC.

The cause of the emergency landing still remains unconfirmed, though it has been speculated that the aircraft may not have had sufficient fuel to reach the alternate airport.

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