No one was injured when an Airbus A320 made an emergency landing in a field in Siberia on Tuesday. According to Reuters, there were 167 people, including six crewmembers, aboard the airplane belonging to Russia’s Ural Airlines.
During a press conference, airline officials stated the emergency landing was due to a hydraulic issue.
Ural Airlines is a domestic carrier based in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.
The flight was en route from the Black Sea town of Sochi to Omsk, a distance of approximately 1,464 nm. The emergency landing was made in what appeared to be an open field in western Siberia’s Novosibirsk region.
Russian officials released photographs of the scene that showed the airliner in the field with its emergency evacuation slides deployed and people standing around it.
Rosaviatsiya, Moscow’s aviation agency, described the event as “an unscheduled landing on a site selected from the air” and added that “all passengers are housed in the nearest village.”
Russian aviation authorities are investigating the incident.