94 Passengers, 6 Crew Escape Aircraft Disaster


Ninety six passengers and six crew members have miraculously escaped an aircraft disaster after a Boeing airliner on Sunday crash-landed at the Usinsk Airport in Russia.

The Boeing 737-500 aircraft, built in 1997 and belonging to UTair with registration number VQ-BPS, made a hard landing and was damaged in the process.

However, nobody was injured, and all 94 passengers and six crew members have been evacuated.

The aircraft, en route from Moscow, slided to a stop on its engines and belly, according to Russian news agencies, citing emergency officials.

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