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Cargo airplane with a satellite on board makes emergency landing in Russia

Moscow, Russia - The manoeuvre was done as a precaution following the failure of an engine

Emergency landing today, October 28, for a Russian cargo airplane carrying a telecommunications satellite Astra 2G. The aircraft, an Antonov An-124 Ruslan of the Volga-Dnieper airline, took off from Moscow and was going to the Bajkonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The failure of an engine forced the pilot to land in Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airport, 885 km from the capital. The manoeuvre was safely made, without...

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