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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

News in Brief

Aeroflot Plane's Engine Fails



An Aeroflot jet made an emergency landing at the Samara airport on Monday after an engine failed during a flight to Moscow from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, Interfax reported.

The Airbus A320 landed with one working engine at the Samara airport at 9:45 a.m., the report said.

A plane was sent from Moscow to pick up the 180 passengers and seven crew members. The cause of the engine failure was being investigated. (MT)




Jet Scrapes Airport Terminal



CHANDIGARH, India -- A Turkmenistan Airlines Boeing 757 flight was canceled Monday after the aircraft damaged one of its wings by brushing against the airport terminal building in a northern Indian city, an official said.

None of the plane's 200 passengers bound for the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, was injured, said Ravi Sharma, an official of the Airports Authority of India. The accident occurred after the passengers boarded the flight and the plane was turning out of its boarding bay in Amritsar, he said. (AP)




Hope for Baikonur Deal



The Federal Space Agency said Monday that it hoped to reach an agreement in weeks on resuming launches of its Proton rockets at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

"I believe we will settle this within a month," agency head Anatoly Perminov said in Dubai, where he was accompanying President Vladimir Putin on a visit, RIA-Novosti reported.

Kazakhstan suspended launches at the Russian-leased cosmodrome after a rocket crashed into open countryside in central Kazakhstan last week. (MT)




Helicopter Disappears



An Mi-8 helicopter has disappeared in the Arctic, transportation officials said Monday, and rescuers are searching for its six crew members.

Radio contact with the civilian helicopter was lost Sunday afternoon as the craft flew near the oil-industry city of Salekhard, the Transportation Ministry said in a statement.

Three Emergency Situations Ministry helicopters searched the area where the craft disappeared Sunday but poor weather forced searchers to call off their flights. (AP)




Trud Gets a New Editor



Former Izvestia editor Vladimir Borodin has been named the editor of Trud, Interfax reported Monday.

Borodin, who was fired from Izvestia in 2005, replaces Valery Simonov as editor of the daily, which positioned itself as the newspaper for the working class in Soviet times, the report said, citing Trud's owner, PromSvyazKapital.

Borodin is working on a new concept for Trud, it said. (MT)




Japanese Fisherman Fined



A Kamchatka court has fined a Japanese trawler captain for illegal fishing in the latest in a series of maritime tensions between the neighboring countries, Interfax reported Monday.

The court in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky found the captain of the Hosin Maru-88 trawler guilty of illegal fishing and ordered him to pay a fine of 300,000 rubles ($11,700). His lawyers said they would appeal. Border guards seized the trawler June 1. (Reuters)