Flying to Moscow from Zurich, aircraft emergency return to the departure airport
MOSCOW, 26 Feb — RIA Novosti. Passenger plane Airbus A321 of airline “Aeroflot”, flying from Zurich to Moscow, returned to the departure airport, according to the Swiss portal of the “20 minuten”.
According to the newspaper, the plane made several circles in the area of lake Constance and Konstanz.
Flight #SU2391 from Zurich to Moscow safely returned to ZRH – circled for 2h in the air https://t.co/ml8n1d4Ngq pic.twitter.com/nBNSxUC8NU
— Breaking Flight News (@FlightBreaking) February 26, 2017
According to the press-Secretary of the airport of Zurich Maurus Stoker, on Board there was a “emergency” situation. In the air port duty fire trucks.
The problem could be associated with the left engine of the aircraft according to witnesses, during the takeoff I heard a creaking sound and then the engine started to go smoke.
Swiss newspaper Blick writes with reference to the air traffic control company Skyguide that the burning engine of the aircraft was visible from the tower of the airport.
At Zurich airport, the newspaper also reported that approximately 15.40 local time the plane “without any problems” landed.
AFL2391 wieder zurück und sicher gelandet! @aeroflot @Easyspotting @runway141 pic.twitter.com/9mPuH1iyIi
— grk (@xgyrosx) February 26, 2017
All passengers will be sent to Moscow on an evening flight, said the representative of “Aeroflot”.