Sparks and flames were coming out of the engines as the plane gained altitude.
A plane caught fire in the air in Russia. This is the second case in two days.
This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the MASH and Astra telegram channels.
The engines of the plane of the Novosibirsk - Moscow flight burst into flames.
"The aircraft took off on time. However, when gaining altitude, sparks and flames suddenly started coming out of both engines. The crew requested a landing from the dispatcher and then managed to land the craft successfully," the SHOT channel reported.
The plane made an emergency landing. There were 176 people on board - without any injuries.
"During the landing, the captain said that the brakes caught fire. All passengers have already got off, everything is fine. The flight was scheduled for 14:20," one of the passengers told ASTRA channel.
The fire could have occurred because the engine was operating in an unstable mode.
We remind you that on December 7, a plane's engine caught fire in the air in Russia. It happened a few minutes after takeoff.