The Russians were not on board the plane that made a hard landing in India

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The Russians were not among the passengers on the Air India Express plane that made a hard landing in the city of Kozhikode in Kerala. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Department of the Situational Crisis Center (DSKTs) of the Russian Foreign Ministry on August 7.

Earlier on the same day, DSKTS reported on Twitter that employees of the Russian Consulate General in the Indian city of Chennai are investigating whether the Russians were on board the plane that made a hard landing in Kozhikode.

A Boeing 737 passenger plane flying from Dubai made an emergency landing at Kozhikode Airport in Kerala on 7 August. According to the latest data, the death toll rose to 16, with another 123 injured.

There were 174 passengers on board, including 10 children and 6 crew members. The Civil Aviation Administration reported that the plane rolled off the runway, after which it was torn in two.

In February, a similar case was reported in Turkey. At the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport, the plane rolled off the runway and caught fire. There were 177 people on board, all of them were evacuated.

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