Russian passenger jet skids on ice suffered the main landing gear collapse. Yakutia Airlines flight 414, a Sukhoi Superjet, suffered a collapse of the main landing gear in a landing accident at Yakutsk Airport, Russia.
All 92 passengers and crew used four emergency slides to escape as fuel leaked risking the Sukhoi Superjet-100 exploding into flames after overshooting the main runaway at Yakutsk
Four people were injured during a terrifying plane landing in the world’s coldest city after the passenger jet skidded on ice and its wheels collapsed.
Fears fuel leaking from the Russian passenger jet could explode led to an emergency evacuation of all 92 people on board. Passengers and crew members used four emergency slides to escape the Sukhoi Superjet-100 belonging to Yakutia Airlines.
The plane, which had taken off from the eastern Siberian city of Ulan-Ude, overshot the main runaway at Yakutsk – skidding out of control on ice as the pilot tried to stop the plane.
As it finally stopped, the landing gear under the wings collapsed. The rear of the plane lurched back leaving the nose in the air.
Despite fuel leaks, there was no fire as emergency crews sprayed the stricken Russian-made aircraft.
Wet snow had frozen on the runway causing the treacherous conditions, officials said.
The icy runway was not ready for landing, a source from the rescue service told YakutiaMedia news website.
“The runway was probably covered with ice, that’s why the plane skidded off the runway during landing,” said an aviation source.
“As a result, the landing gear was damaged.”