WATCH: B737 catches fire, passengers jump from wing

Fire starts onboard a UTair aircraft at a Russian airport.
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UTair has been placed under the media spotlight this week, after a recent fire onboard the Russian carrier’s Boeing 737 was captured on video.

Reports have suggested that 130 people and six crew members were onboard the aircraft when the incident occurred at Vnukovo International Airport (28 kilometres from central Moscow).

The video was filmed by television crew, who happened to be travelling on the flight from Stavropol. Passengers are seen jumping from one of the aircraft’s wings and shooting down an evacuation slide.

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"A Boeing 737 was en route from Stavropol to Moscow. While it was landing at Vnukovo at about 8:00 a.m., all tires of the landing gear's left leg collapsed and burst into flames. The fire was put out quickly, and no one was injured," a source told Russia Beyond The Headlines.

Although no passenger or crew injuries were reported, the airport was temporarily closed for two hours as the aircraft was removed from the runway, during which time all flights bound for Vnukovo were directed to alternate airports.

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