Passenger plane overshoots runway & catches fire in Sochi, 4 people injured – reports

Passenger plane overshoots runway & catches fire in Sochi, 4 people injured – reports
Passenger plane overshoots runway & catches fire in Sochi, 4 people injured – reports

A passenger plane from Moscow has made a rough landing in Sochi, hitting a fence, losing a wing and catching fire, according to reports.

It took the Boeing 737 from two attempts to land in Sochi, southern Russia, an emergency services source told Interfax, although it is not yet unclear what hindered the first try. When the crew managed to land the plane, it overshot the runway and hit a fence, losing its left wing, according to the source.

One of the plane's engines caught fire and was later extinguished. Four people were reportedly injured in the incident. Passengers have been evacuated from the plane.

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