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    According to emergency services, a Bangkok-bound Boeing 777 with more than 100 passengers on board headed for Moscow's Vnukovo Airport supposedly due to a cracked windshield.

    A Boeing 777 passenger plane (flight SU6275) flying from the Russian capital of Moscow to Bangkok, has landed safely at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, in Moscow's west, emergency services said.

    The pilot opted to land the plane after a technical issue occurred, a representative of the Russia Airline said in a statement.

    A reserve airplane is being urgently readied for conducting the scheduled flight, the representative noted, adding the passengers would be meanwhile offered all the necessary services at the Vnukovo terminal, while they wait for their flight.

    Preliminary data suggests the cockpit window of the aircraft cracked, prompting the pilot to request the landing. There were over 100 people on board the plane, a source told Sputnik.

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