Flying to Moscow from Zurich, aircraft emergency return to the departure airport

Flying to Moscow from Zurich, aircraft emergency return to the departure airport© RIA Novosti. Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Passenger plane Airbus A321 of airline «Aeroflot», flying from Zurich to Moscow, returned to the departure airport, according to the Swiss portal of the «20 minuten».

According to the newspaper, the plane made several circles in the area of lake Constance and Konstanz.

Zwischenfall auf Flug nach Moskau: Aeroflot-Maschine ist zum Rückflug nach Kloten gezwungen. https://t.co/JpFgfnswqx

— 20 Minuten (@20min) February 26, 2017

According to the press-Secretary of the airport of Zurich Maurus Stoker, on Board there was a «emergency» situation. In the air port duty fire trucks.

The problem could be associated with the left engine of the aircraft according to eyewitnesses, he was Smoking during takeoff.

Swiss newspaper Blick writes with reference to the air traffic control company Skyguide that the burning engine of the aircraft was visible from the tower of the airport.

#Aeroflot VP-BUP Airbus A321-211 engine fire on t/o #ZRH to #SVO pic.twitter.com/hEP1drRNEQ

— Sebb (@Sebb8911) February 26, 2017

All passengers will be sent to Moscow on an evening flight, said the representative of «Aeroflot».

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