Russian airliner makes emergency landing at Siberia airport
A Russian airliner was forced on Monday to make an emergency landing after its landing gear caught fire during the take off from the Novosibirsk airport, RIA Novosti reported.
The Boeing 737-400 plane of the Russian air carrier Transaero circled over the city of Novosibirsk for two hours to burn extra fuel and ensure the safe landing at the departure airport.
The aircraft carrying six crew and 120 passengers was on route to Moscow.
"The plane has recently landed at the Tolmachevo airport [in Novosibirsk]. The air carrier has sent a substitute plane from Moscow to Novosibirsk," the regional transport police said.
The Novosibirsk transport prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into the incident.