An II-38 plane of the Indian Navy reportedly made an emergency landing in an airfield just outside Moscow late on Saturday night.
Local Russian media has reported that the plane had developed a technical snag and was forced to make an emergency landing at the Zhukovsky Airfield. The airport was temprarily shut down for other flight operations.
A chasis failure is being suspected as the cause of trouble. There was, however, no fire even though emergency services were kept on high alert. The plane eventually made a successful landing ‘with unlowered front landing gear,” according to Sputnik News, quoting a press service statement.
The II-38 is a long-distance anti-submarine plane with modern navigation and radio tools which makes it capable of spotting ships and submarines.
At the time of filing this report, the Indian Navy had issued no statement on the incident.