icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
18 Jun, 2007 08:57

Damaged Russian plane lands successfully

A Russian plane with 120 people on board has successfully landed at the city of Khabarovsk in the Far East despite losing part of its radio-locator during the flight.

After the ‘IL-62’ landed, it was discovered that the front of the plane was totally destroyed.

The crew reported hearing a loud 'clap' while the plane was flying through a storm but the aircraft continued to function normally.

It is believed the plane may have been struck by lightening.  An investigation is underway.