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Plane catches fire landing at Moscow airport

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 00:52

May 18 - Tense scenes on Moscow airport tarmac as passengers evacuate a burning plane. Tom Dinham reports.

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Firefighters battle to extinguish the flames in this plane's landing gear. The jet, carrying 140 passengers, caught fire while landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Saturday. A passenger on the aircraft says he saw the plane's wheel burning. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) PLANE PASSENGER DMITRY VISHKEVICH, SAYING: "It turned out that the back left leg of the landing gear was burning, the wheel. The cover was broken. The fire brigade was extinguishing the flames. Some of the people were still evacuating on the ramp, while others were evacuating from the wing." No one was hurt in the incident, the latest in a litany of air traffic accidents in Russia, which holds some of the world's worst air-traffic safety records.

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Plane catches fire landing at Moscow airport

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 00:52