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MOSCOW, July 21 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 made a belly landing in Iceland while performing a test flight on Sunday, officials said.
The plane carrying five people landed with all gear up and slid off the runway at Keflavik Airport on Sunday while testing Russia’s SSJ-100, Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, the civil aviation department of the Sukhoi Design Bureau said in a statement.
No victims were reported, but one man on board got his leg injured during the evacuation from the plane. According to Icelandic media reports, one of the engines was damaged in the incident.
Sukhoi developed the Superjet 100 in cooperation with US and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.
The SSJ-100 had a series of mishaps in the past few years. The biggest one was last May when a SSJ-100 crashed into a mountain south of Jakarta while performing a demonstration flight in Indonesia with 45 people onboard. No one survived the crash.
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