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Indian Navy's II-38 plane makes emergency landing in Moscow

The Indian Navy has said no crew was on board and that the extent of damage is being ascertained.

Indian Navy's II-38 plane makes emergency landing in Moscow
Note: This is a representational image of an II-38 plane. (Courtesy: YouTube)

An II-38 plane of the Indian Navy made an emergency landing in an airfield just outside Moscow late on Saturday night.

Local Russian media reported that the plane had developed a technical snag and was forced to make an emergency landing at the Zhukovsky Airfield. The airport was temprarily shut down for other flight operations.

A chasis failure is being suspected as the cause of trouble. There was, however, no fire even though emergency services were kept on high alert. The plane eventually made a successful landing 'with unlowered front landing gear," according to Sputnik News, quoting a press service statement.

In a statement, the Indian Navy clarified that the aircraft was in Russia for an overhaul and that no crew was on board when the incident took place.



The II-38 is a long-distance anti-submarine plane with modern navigation and radio tools which makes it capable of spotting ships and submarines.