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    Airbus A320 With 160 on Board En Route From Tel Aviv Makes Emergency Landing in Sochi - Source

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    Ural Airlines plane en route from Tel Aviv to Sochi with 160 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Sochi airport due to gear problems, according to an airport spokesman.

    "According to preliminary data, the pneumatics of the left main gear were destroyed. 160 passengers were on board. The emergency services of Sochi International Airport were ready. The landing was successful," the spokesman said.

    Sochi International Airport is operating normally, according to the airport press service.

    This is the second incident involving an aircraft owned by Ural Airlines in August.

    Earlier, a Simferopol-bound aircraft carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members was forced to make an emergency landing soon after taking off from Moscow's Zhukovsky Airport after a bird strike.

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