On Monday, a village in the Komi Republic of Russia called Ukhta lost three individuals when their jet caught fire after landing 400 metres away from the airport.
At 2:10 PM, reports that a Cessna 177 jet had caught fire after landing 400 metres from the airport surfaced. Three passengers died; they were on board. The fire was put out at 2:20 p.m., covering a six-square-meter area, according to the Komi emergency department.
An official in charge of emergencies had earlier reported the single-engine plane crash that claimed the lives of three persons.
Cause of the Incident
The incident was involved in efforts to find wildfires, the emergency department noted.
The emergency department reported that the plane was actively involved in wildfire detection activities. The northwest Russian republic of Komi currently has 27 forest fires burning across an area of more than 6,000 hectares, according to the most recent reports from the wildfire control centre there. 366 forest fires have been reported overall this season.
Political background- Russia
A Russian-operated plane was stopped by Sri Lanka in June, preventing it from departing the island nation in South Asia as Western sanctions continue to harm Russia’s tourism sector. More than 200 people were travelling on board the Airbus A330-343 flight, which was being operated by the Russian government-owned airline Aeroflot.
Later, a Sri Lankan court overturned a decision that had barred the detained plane from leaving the nation’s primary international airport due to a business disagreement. The aeroplane was grounded for two weeks by the same court.
Moscow called Sri Lanka’s senior ambassador to the Russian foreign ministry on Friday to hear a “resolute protest” about the imprisonment following the aircraft’s seizure, which sparked a diplomatic row.
The Bandaranaike International Airport’s operator, Airport and Aviation Services, stated in a statement that the issue was “purely of a business nature” and should not involve the government.
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