An airplane of the Russian airline Ural Airlines made an emergency landing in a field near Kamenka, in Novosibirsk, Siberia, with 165 people on board, including passengers and crew.
The plane, an A320 with registration RA-73805 operating flight U6 1383 between the cities of Sochi and Omsk, attempted a first landing at the destination airport. At that point, the pilot reported hydraulic problems and then circled the city, climbing to 18,000 feet before losing altitude and making an emergency landing in a field in the region’s Ubinsky district. in Novosibirsk, according to our partner media. , AeronauticaPy.
The CEO of Ural Airlines, Sergey Skuratov, stated in a press conference that the captain of the plane, fearing the possibility of running out of fuel to reach the airport in Novosibirsk, made the decision to make an emergency landing.
Currently, the TASS agency reports that no victims have been reported among the 165 souls on board. In addition, the photos and videos of the evacuation of this A320 recall the incident of an A321 of the same airline that made an emergency landing in a corn field after suffering a bird strike on August 15, 2019, where fortunately there were no victims. of 234 passengers.
Due to the sanctions imposed after the war in Ukraine, the Airbus and Boeing planes of the Russian airlines have run out of spare parts, highlighting the impact on the Ural operations of an incident like the current one.
Currently, its fleet consists of 22 A320s (with an average age of 17.7 years), 14 A321s (16.1 years), 8 A321neos (2.3 years), 4 A319s (16.9 years) and 3 A320neos (3.9 years).
The aircraft in the current incident, RA-73805, 19.5 years old, received in March 2004, has accumulated 70,370 flight hours and 26,443 cycles as of May 31, 2023, according to information obtained through Cirium Fleet Analyzer.