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North Korean plane in trouble at Vladivostok Airport

By The Siberian Times reporter
01 March 2013

A Tupolev-204 passenger plane from North Korea overshot the taxiway after landing in the Russian Far East, said emergency services.

'All passengers and the crew left the plane in the normal way. Vladivostok airport continues to work as usual,' said an unnamed source from Vladivostok airport. Pictured: Ilyushin Il-76, Tupolev Tu-204, Ilyushin Il-62, Tupolev Tu-154 of Air Koryo at Sunan International Airport.

The aircraft landed normally at Vladivostok after flying in from Pyongyang, but after turning off the runway came unstuck on the taxiway, reported Interfax news agency. 

The light signals were broken by the North Korean pilot's unexpected manoeuvre, it was reported. 

An unnamed source added that there were 'about 200 passengers plus the crew, and none of them was hurt'. 

'All passengers and the crew left the plane in the normal way. Vladivostok airport continues to work as usual,' added the source.

Vladivostok is Russia's closest major city to the reclusive North Korean state.

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hopefully the pilot is alive still
Mariusz, Warsaw Poland
02/03/2013 00:33
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