A Ural Airlines plane made an emergency landing in a field near Novosibirsk
The Airbus A320 of Ural Airlines, which landed in a field near Novosibirsk, will be dismantled for spare parts and scrapped. A source close to the aviation authorities spoke about this.
“The Ural Airlines plane will not be restored – it will be dismantled for parts and written off as scrap,” Izvestia reports the words of a source from the aviation authorities. According to the interlocutor, none of the Russian organizations will take responsibility for returning the aircraft to service without conducting a study of the structural strength of the airliner. Similar tests have not yet been carried out.
The executive director of the AviaPort agency, Oleg Panteleev, believes that it is unlikely to find someone who will undertake the complete disassembly and subsequent reassembly of the aircraft. The press service of the Federal Air Transport Agency noted that an assessment of the prospects for restoring the aircraft has not been carried out, since the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
According to the airline’s general director Sergei Skuratov, the plane will not be able to take off from a wheat field, because for this it is necessary to build a runway, which is not economically feasible. “And then, the plane is insured,” he explained. Skuratov also emphasized that a decision on the plane will be made within two days after the investigation is completed.
A URA.RU correspondent contacted the Ural Airlines press service for comment. At the time of publication, a response could not be received.
A Ural Airlines plane flying from Sochi to Omsk made an emergency landing in a field near Novosibirsk. None of the passengers died. The Federal Air Transport Agency organized an investigation into the forced landing. After which, the report containing the results of the investigation revealed 15 errors and contradictions. All information about what happened is in the URA.RU story.