Boeing 737-800 makes emergency landing in Russia after suspected engine failure


The plane, a variation on the 737 Max 8 model that was involved in a crash in Ethiopia on Sunday, landed in the city of Syktyvkar.

A total of 157 passengers and six crew are on board.

It is not yet known what caused the emergency landing, but it is being reported by officials on the ground that one of the plane’s engines stopped working mid-flight.

More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all.

The causes of both crashes are still under investigation.

On Thursday the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will ground all Boeing MAX jets in service because of similarities.

Boeing said it had paused deliveries of its fastest-selling 737 MAX aircraft built at its factory near Seattle, but continues to produce the single-aisle version of the jet at full speed while dealing with the worldwide fleet’s grounding.

It has previously said it would roll out the software improvement “across the 737 MAX fleet in the coming weeks.”