A plane carrying Peru fans from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen in Russia landed safely on Friday.
After an engine fault caused the cabin to fill with smoke,
Russia’s air transport regulator said.
Safety concerns have plagued Russia’s airline industry,
which has witnessed multiple fatal crashes in recent years.
The engine of a plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s
team caught fire earlier this week
Russia’s state aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya,
said on Saturday that a Utair plane carrying fans
to Moscow via Tyumen had suffered engine failure.
“During the landing approach, there was a failure in
the second turboprop engine,
” Rosaviatsiya said in a statement.
“As a result of the abnormal engine activity,
smoke from overheated oil got into the passenger
cabin of the aircraft through the air-conditioning system.”
Rosaviatsiya said the smoke cleared from the cabin
and that the pilot was able to safely land the
plane on one engine.
A spokeswoman for Utair said media reports
about a fire breaking out on the plane were incorrect.