The Prosecutor’s office: the pilot Fly Dubai might be afraid of a short runway at Koltsovo
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EKATERINBURG, January 13. /TASS/. The pilot of the aircraft of the airline Fly Dubai had stranded 12 January at the airport of Chelyabinsk, according to preliminary data, were afraid that he will run the length of the runway (WFP) international airport of Yekaterinburg Koltsovo, and therefore decided to land at a reserve airfield. About it the correspondent of TASS said the transport public Prosecutor of Sverdlovsk area Vladimir Vasyushkin.
“According to information from open sources, the pilot of the aircraft of the airline Fly Dubai flight Dubai – Ekaterinburg, scared to sit in Koltsovo airport due to snow. He has decided that he will run the length of the runway at the airport of Ekaterinburg, and so decided to go to the alternate airport of the city of Chelyabinsk,” – said Vasyushkin, noting that now this information is checked.
According to him, Sverdlovsk transport office of public Prosecutor on the fact of a forced landing checks . In particular, the Supervisory authority finds out, how they were respected the rights of passengers. In turn, the press service of the airline Fly Dubai TASS reported that the flight was diverted to the airport of Chelyabinsk to a “minor technical fault”.
“Passengers delivered from Chelyabinsk to Ekaterinburg by bus,” – said the press service.
Previously TASS reported that, according to the press service of Koltsovo airport, the commander reported on the technical problems on Board and that Board will sit in Chelyabinsk, as there are more favorable conditions.