Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Russian Tu-154M jet with 72 passengers aboard and the flight crew made an emergency landing at an abandoned military airfield. The airplane lost radio signal, its electrical system malfunctioned and power failed. The speed was quite high, but the flight crew spotted the unmarked airfield and was able to land safely. The runway was only 1,300 meters long and the jet overran it carving its way through the woods. It's a miracle that no one was hurt! Pilots did a great job and deserve a big respect.