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Peruvian World Cup fans safe after the smoking plane scare

The terror went on June 23.

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The cabin of an aircraft with Peruvian football fans at the World Cup is filled with smoke from the aircraft prepared for landing in a Siberian city on June 23.

The news agency Interfax says that the incident occurred as the plane would land at Tyumen. The flight originated in Yekaterinburg and the Peru fans were to wear in Tyumen for a flight to Moscow, the report said.

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The plane, a twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 flown by UTAir airline, landed safely, the agency said. Citing national aviation agency Rosaviatsiya, the report said the smoke was caused by overheating of the oil in one of the plane engines. There was no fire and no injuries reported.

Peru lost 1-0 to France in Yekaterinburg, and ends with the chance to advance to the knock-out phase.

Saudi arabia’s World Cup squad had a similar experience flying between St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don earlier in the week.

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Russia’s federal agency for air traffic, according to an engine in flames during the landing on the Airbus aircraft, but no emergency procedures were needed.

The aircraft landed with both engines working, and the passengers disembarked normally, the agency statement said.

-AP

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