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28 Apr, 2007 05:31

Russian airliner makes emergency landing

Russian airliner makes emergency landing

A plane with more than 300 passengers on board has made an emergency landing at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport. The aircraft's undercarriage doors failed to close on take-off. There are no reports of any injuries.

The plane was en route to the Egyptian resort of Hurghada – a popular destination with Russian holiday makers.

The plane left Moscow at 0300 local time (2300 GMT on Friday) with more than 40 children onboard.

It was forced to spend an hour-and-a half in mid air burning up fuel.

The passengers will be put on another flight to the resort later.