Baku-Moscow plane makes emergency landing due to uneven fuel distribution

Business Materials 11 June 2012 13:23 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 11 / Trend E. Ismayilov /

The reason for an emergency landing of the plane flying from Baku to Moscow at Astrakhan airport on Saturday was due to uneven distribution of fuel on both sides of the aircraft, UTair airline's Baku office told Trend today.

According to the information, passengers were transported from Astrakhan to Moscow's Vnukovo airport by the same plane.

"The reason for an emergency landing at the Astrakhan airport was due to an uneven distribution of fuel," the office said. "Yesterday a plane with passengers flew the same passengers to Moscow."

The Interfax-South agency previously said that UTair airline's aircraft made an emergency landing in Astrakhan at 18:00 Moscow time last Saturday. There were 54 passengers on board.