UTair Boeing 737 makes emergency landing in Russia

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood May 15, 2019 14:02

UTair Boeing 737 makes emergency landing in Russia

A UTair flight had to make an emergency landing on its way to Milan yesterday (May 14), after the flight crew failed to retract its landing gear.

The Boeing 737-800, which flew from Vnukovo airport (VKO) in Moscow, Russia, to Milan airport (MXP), Italy, climbed to 6,000 feet when the crew attempted to retract the aircraft’s landing gear – which turned out to be unresponsive.

A representative from UTair said: “The commander made the decision to stop the flight.”

A report from the airport stated that the aircraft burnt its fuel in the waiting area above the airport, before proceeding to an emergency landing with its faulty gear.

No one was hurt according to the airport.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood May 15, 2019 14:02