Plane the St. Petersburg “Zenith”, carrying out flight to Ufa from Saint-Petersburg, immediately after the departure gave the signal of alarm and urgently returned to Pulkovo airport for technical reasons. On Board were about 100 people.
In the airline “Russia”, which owns the plane, said that the plane, painted in the colors of “Zenit” and being regular with liner for transportation of the team, was performing a regular flight. Players on Board, including Ukrainian defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy and assistant coach Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, was not.
The source said: “the Board flew to Ufa from Saint Petersburg, Pulkovo airport. The aircraft commander decided to return to airport of departure. They’ve already landed, is located on the Parking place. Scheduled departure time 18:00. The return was for technical reasons”.
“During the flight 6413 from St. Petersburg to Ufa has been activated one of the sensors. The commander of the aircraft based on the regulations on safety, took the decision to return in airport of departure. Landing has passed in a regular mode. Passengers will be transferred to a reserve aircraft of a similar capacity.”