Superjet Accident Reported
- Jul. 22 2013 19:16
- Last edited 19:16
A Sukhoi Superjet made a belly landing during a test flight Sunday at Iceland's Keflavik airport in Reykjavik, according to a statement by its Russian manufacturer.
The Superjet program hit uncertainty last year after one of its planes crashed in Indonesia during a promotional flight in which 45 people were killed.
At the final stage of a test flight to evaluate the Sukhoi Superjet 100's automatic landing system on Sunday, the aircraft "touched the runway with retracted landing gear," Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said in a statement.
One certification center expert injured his leg during evacuation, but the other four people aboard were unharmed, the statement said.
Sukhoi is currently looking at debt restructuring options to support the Superjet program, which it expects to break even in 2015.