Passenger Boeing 737 Crashed at Sochi International Airport

Photo from Ukrinform-UATV

A Boeing 737 passenger jet, flying from Moscow to Sochi, crashed when landing at the airport.

The crew did not manage to keep the plane on the runway and the plane rolled out from it.

All the Boeing 737  passengers and a cabin crew were successfully evacuated from the crashed plane. Although, one death was reported – an airport employee who died of a heart attack when helping with the evacuation. As a result of the incident, 18 people were injured.

According to Ukrinform, referencing Russian media, after the plane ran off the runway, it crashed into a fence and caught fire.

“The Boeing rolled off the runway, and then, on high-speed broke through the safety zone, hit the pavement and lost its left wing,” Sochi International Airport said.

The fire caused by the blow was successfully extinguished by the airport firefighting brigades.