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    Earlier, the plane was circling over Ekaterinburg in order to burn up fuel after a technical malfunction sensor went off forcing the pilots to reduce altitude. There were 149 people on board the aircraft.

    A Ural Airlines passenger plane has landed at Koltsovo Airport in Ekaterinburg, Russia, after experiencing trouble with one of its systems, according to the airline’s press service.

    "Flight U6-2931 travelling from Ekaterinburg to Simferopol has returned to the departure airport. The representatives of the airlines are in touch with passengers. The airport continues to work uninterrupted", the press service stated.

    This summer, a Ural Airlines plane bound for Simferopol with 226 passengers on board hit a flock of seagulls while taking off, leading to a severe malfunction of the engines.

    The pilot landed the aircraft without landing gears in a cornfield in the Moscow Region. Nobody died in the incident.

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