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    According to Flightradar, the Boeing 737-524 that belongs to a Russian airline, UTair, departed at 18:50 local time. It is still unclear what forced the jet to return to Surgut International Airport.

    A Boeing 737-524 with 130 people on board flying to Tajikistan's second largest city, Khujand, has returned to the airport in Surgut, officials told Sputnik on Saturday.

    "The jet has departed, however, approximately in an hour, it will make an emergency landing in Surgut's airport," airport officials said earlier in the day.

    READ MORE: Boeing 737 Heading to Russia's Surgut Safely Landed in Moscow

    The plane was previously flying in circles over Surgut International Airport to run out of fuel in order to be able to make a pre-scheduled landing. 

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