موقع عكاظ: OKAZ
Moscow- At least 18 people were injured in the Russian city of Sochi when a passenger plane skidded off the runway while landing in bad weather early Saturday.
According to dpa, the Boeing 737 with 164 passengers and six crew crashed through a fence and came to rest in a riverbed, where one of the engines caught fire.
Of the 18 people injured, one adult and two children were taken to hospital, according to city officials.
One airport employee died of a heart attack he suffered as he helped get people off the burning plane.
A passenger jet skidded off the runway and caught fire while landing in the Russian city of Sochi, injuring 18 people, officials have said.
Flight UT579, a Boeing 737-800 operated by the Utair airline, was carrying 164 passengers and six crew from Moscow.
Some of the injured suffered burns, others carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said.
A spokesperson at Sochi airport said one airport employee had suffered a fatal heart attack during the rescue operation.
The jet was attempting to land in strong wind and heavy rain early on Saturday, Russian media reported.
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