Russia’s air transport regulator has disclosed that a plane carrying Peru fans from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen in Russia landed safely on Friday after an engine fault.
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
The country’s aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya, had 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.