In Russia, a cargo plane caught fire during flight, and the moment of the emergency was captured on video
A Tu-204 cargo plane caught fire in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Russian Buryatia, during a flight to China.
The plane belonged to the Aerostar airline. According to reports, the plane landed safely after the accident.
Firstly, videos of the plane burning in the sky surfaced in Buryat's social media groups. Eyewitnesses claimed that they initially heard a "pop" and then observed flames, likely engulfing the plane's engine.
Reports confirmed that the Aerostar cargo Tu-204 was intended to fly from Ulan-Ude to the Chinese city of Zhangzhou. However, a few minutes after takeoff, its left engine caught fire.
"The pilots reported to the airport, after which they dumped fuel and initiated landing. All airport services were put on alert," Russian media reported.
They asserted that as a result, the plane landed safely at Baikal Airport at 08:30 local time.
Passengers scheduled for departure reported that the emergency flight was met on the runway by firefighters and ambulances. Subsequently, online videos depicted a yellow airplane, specifying that it was a Tu-204 that had caught fire.
"Everything is fine. The pilots have safely landed. There are no casualties," authorities assured.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on November 30, a train caught fire on the Baikal-Amur Mainline, connecting Russia with China, in Buryatia. The next day, a freight train carrying fuel exploded nearby, passing through the 35-meter-long Devil's Bridge. It was noted that both incidents were allegedly orchestrated by the Security Service of Ukraine.