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.