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Two killed in plane's emergency landing at Russian airport

Dagestan Airlines flight experienced engine problems shortly after taking off from a Moscow airport.

A photo of the plane captures on a witness's mobile phone.
A photo of the plane captures on a witness's mobile phone.
Image: AP/Press Association Images

TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED after a passenger jet attempted to make an emergency landing at a Moscow airport and skidded off the runway.

Dozens of passengers on board the Dagestan Airlines flight were injured, according to the Voice of Russia.

Officials said that the plane attempted to land at Domodedovo Airport after all three of its engines failed.

Russia Today reports that the plane had taken off from Vnukovo airport in Moscow earlier this afternoon for the capital of Dagestan, Makhachkala. Crew were forced to make an emergency landing when the engines failed during the aircraft’s initial climb.

An airport statement said that the plane overshot the runway and hit a fence. About 160 people were on board.

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