Rossiya passenger jet which lost a wheel on take-off from Berlin has landed safely in St. Petersburg
A Rossiya Airlines passenger jet which lost a wheel on take-off from Berlin has landed safely in St Petersburg, Russian media report.
The Russian An-148 passenger jet, which is believed to be carrying 44 people, landed after circling to use up fuel.
The crew said earlier the situation on board was “calm”, Interfax says.
A security source told Ria-Novosti pieces of rubber had been left on the runway at Berlin after take-off.
None of the 37 passengers and 7 crew members were hurt during the landing, Rossiya’s press office told Interfax.
A Russian investigation into the incident is now under way.
Manufactured jointly by Ukraine and Russia, the An-148 is one of the former USSR’s newer jets, and only entered service with Rossiya in 2009.