Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 ramp freighter aircraft makes an emergency landing at Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport (OVB). The captain took the decision to return to the airport of departure due to technical issues and the aircraft rolled off the runway upon landing. No crew members were injured.
The aircraft was operating a charter flight from Seoul (South Korea) to Vienna (Austria) with a tech stop in Novosibirsk (Russia), with 84 tonnes of automotive spare parts. The airlines’ technical support crew with essential equipment immediately flew to Novosibirsk to evaluate and rectify any consequences, the Volga-Dnepr says.
After the emergency landing, all crew members were examined by medical personnel with no injuries reported. “At the moment we are cooperating with the aviation authorities and Novosibirsk airport with respect to this event and will thoroughly analyse the situation accordingly,” highlighted Igor Aksenov, general director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines.