05:04 GMT06 May 2021
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    NOVOSIBIRSK (Sputnik) - A Boeing cargo plane flying from Paris to Tokyo made an emergency landing in the Russian city of Novosibirsk in southwestern Siberia, presumably due to the captain having a stroke, the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office told Sputnik on Monday.

    "At 9:53 a.m. [02:53 GMT], a Global Aviation Consulting cargo aircraft en route from Paris to Tokyo landed in Novosibirsk's Tolmachevo Airport. The preliminary reason for landing is a stroke suffered by the aircraft's captain. The captain was taken to a hospital," the office said.

    There were no passengers on board. The crew, including reserve members, is now on an 18-hour rest before continuing the flight, according to the statement.

    An aviation source told Sputnik that the plane's departure is scheduled for 18:00 GMT.

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