Sukhoi Superjet 100 on its belly

Sukhoi Superjet Makes Belly Landing in Iceland

Sukhoi Superjet 100 on its belly

Sukhoi Superjet 100 on its belly (Photo: National Broadcasting)

A Sukhoi Superjet made a belly landing during a test flight on Sunday at Iceland’s Keflavik airport in Reykjavik, according to a statement by its Russian manufacturer.

The Superjet program hit uncertainty last year after one of its planes crashed in Indonesia during a promotional flight, in which 45 people were killed.

At the final stage of a test flight to evaluate the Sukhoi Superjet 100’s automatic landing system on Sunday, the aircraft “touched the runway with retracted landing gear,” Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said in a statement.

One certification center expert injured his leg during evacuation, but the other four people aboard were unharmed, the statement said.


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