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Antonov AN-124 suffered uncontained engine failure and runway excursion on landing at Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport in Siberia.

A Volga-Dnepr AN-124 on flight 4066 from Seoul-Incheon Airport in South Korea to Vienna-Schwechat Airport in Austria with an en route stop at Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport in Russia.

After an overnight positioning stop in Novosibirsk Airport, the aircraft took off for Vienna around mid day on 13th Nov.

As the aircraft was ascending shortly after takeoff, around 1800 feet, all contact with the aircraft was lost, with both transponder and radio communications failed.

The aircraft suffered uncontained number 2 engine failure and returned to the airport to make an emergency landing.

On landing, the aircraft overran the runway, nose gear collapsed and the structure was damaged.

Part of the number #2 engine fell off on a warehouse, and the missing cowling belonging to engine was found in a field.

All 14 people onboard are reported to be safe.

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