Yak-18 Emergency Landing Underwater
ON AUGUST 11, 2013, a Aero Park “Voskresenka” Samara-operated Yakovlev Yak-18 made an emergency landing at the Volga river. The pilot was the only one aboard and he was unhurt.
Rescue services responding included Main Directorate of MOE Russia in Samara region: 18 people, 6 pieces of equipment; Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations: 7 people and 3 vehicles.
Diving operations were engaged to help retrieve the plane. The cause of the plane’s engine failure has not been determined.