According to Russian media, the left engine of the TU-204 aircraft caught fire. The transport prosecutor’s office has already become interested in the incident.
In the Russian republic of Buryatia, in the city of Ulan-Ude, a TU-204 cargo plane of the Aviastar-TU airline caught fire during takeoff. This was reported by the Russian Telegram channel SHOT on December 7.
It is reported that the left engine of the plane caught fire as it took off from Baikal airport. A corresponding video also appeared on the Internet.
“After an emergency situation occurred, the Aviastar-TU airline board dumped fuel and was able to land,” the publication says.
Later, the media clarified that after dumping fuel, the pilots performed the necessary maneuver in the air and were able to successfully land the plane at 8:35 local time. Firefighters and ambulances waited on the runway.
The cause of the fire is still unknown. According to the authors of the publication, the transport prosecutor’s office became interested in the incident.
The information that the engine of the TU-204 aircraft caught fire during takeoff from Baikal airport was confirmed by the head of the region, Alexey Tsydenov, in his Telegram channel. According to the official, no one was injured as a result of the incident.
Let us remind you that on November 24, the media reported that in Buryatia, mobilized military man Zorigto Arabzhaev bought a fictitious death certificate so as not to return to the war in Ukraine. The man’s family showed the military police a document stating that he died on March 7 in Irkutsk.
Earlier, on November 8, the FSB of the Russian Federation reported the detention of a citizen of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Buryatia, who, according to them, tried to persuade Russian military personnel to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine.