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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Airbus In Forced Landing

An Aeroflot Russian International Airlines Airbus A-310 jet flying from Hong Kong to Moscow made an emergency landing en route after it developed engine trouble, a company official said Thursday.


The incident last Friday was caused by the failure of one of the engines.


None of the 103 passengers were injured, according to Valery Eksuzyan, the general director of Russian International Airlines, which is an Aeroflot subsidiary that oversees its European-made Airbuses.


"There was a malfunctioning engine, the crew made a stop in Yekaterinburg, and the passengers were sent on another plane," Eksuzyan said. Yekaterinburg is about two hours by plane east of Moscow in the Ural Mountains.


"A brigade flew out to fix it, the jet returned to Moscow, and now it works great," he said.


In March, an Aeroflot Airbus A-310 jet crashed into the Siberian taiga while flying from Moscow to Hong Kong.


An official investigation into the cause of the March crash is still underway. In that crash all on board died -- a total of 75 people, including 23 foreigners.