An Iraqi Airways plane travelling from Baghdad to Minsk has performed an emergency landing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, at 11:15 Moscow time due to technical issues, a representative for Platov International Airport said on Friday.
According to a source familiar with the matter, the plane had to land at a reserve airfield due to an autopilot failure.
There were 200 people onboard of the aircraft, the source added.
Earlier this day, a Bek Air airline's Fokker 100 plane, heading from Almaty to the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan with almost 100 people on board, crashed earlier in the day soon after take-off. It lost altitude, broke through a concrete fence and hit a two-story building.
12 people were killed and 49 were injured as a result of the incident.