Two Big Jets Land With Flaws
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 30 2013 00:00
- Last edited 16:51
A British Airways airliner has made a safe emergency landing at a Siberian airport after its navigation system malfunctioned, airport officials said.
En route from London to Beijing, the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet carried 270 people on the flight, Interfax reported.
The passengers resumed the journey today, about a day after the touchdown in Irkutsk, onboard a replacement Boeing sent by the British Airways, the airport said in a statement. They spent the night in two downtown hotels.
The airline also dispatched engineers to examine the aircraft that came offline.
In another flight that may have made travelers jittery, an Airbus-321 made a safe emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport earlier today. The jet, which carried 219 passengers returning from a vacation in Turkey, had a breakdown in a landing gear leg, police said.
An investigation is underway. Police didn't name the airline that operates the aircraft.