Indian Navy plane makes emergency landing in Moscow
WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Apr 29, 2018, 09:59 AM IST
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An Indian Navy plane made an emergency landing just out of Moscow Saturday night, news reports said Sunday.
A chassis failure is suspected to have been the cause of the trouble.
According to Sputnik News, the plane landed "with unlowered front-landing gear".
The planed landed at Zhukovsky International Airport, which was shut down temporarily.
The plane, the reports said, was an IL-38.
The IL-38 is a long-distance, anti-submarine plane.
The navy said it was ascertaining the damage.
It said the "aircraft is in Russia for overhaul and mid-life upgradation."
"No crew was onboard during sortie though they are present in Russia. Aircraft was on initial test flight with Russian crew," the navy added.