Boeing Emergency Landing in Irkutsk
On August 28, 2013, a British Airways Boeing 747-436 en route from Heathrow to Beijing was en route when it developed ‘overheated avionics’ and had to divert to Irkutsk, Russia where it made a safe landing with emergency services on standby.
It was an emergency landing, but the Russian Ministry called the landing a crash-landing.
There were 289 passengers and eight crew aboard.(According to British Mail, 16 crew.)
There were 120 rescue personnel, 34 vehicles including the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.