Passenger aircraft crash lands in Russia’s Kaliningrad

October 2nd, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Oct 2 (RIA Novosti) A Boeing 737-300 crash landed at the airport in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea, after its landing gear malfunctioned, but people on board were unharmed, a transportation ministry spokesman said Thursday.”According to Rostransnadzor, a Boeing 737-300 owned by the KD Avia airline crash-landed at the Kaliningrad airport Wednesday on a flight from Barcelona. None of the 108 passengers on board was injured,” the spokesman said, referring to the country’s transportation regulator.

According to preliminary reports, there was a problem with the plane’s landing gear.

The Kaliningrad airport is temporarily closed over the accident.

A similar Boeing jet, owned by Aeroflot Nord, a subsidiary of Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot, crashed Sep 14 on a rail track linking Yekaterinburg and Perm in the Urals during its final approach to Perm airport killing all 88 people onboard.

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