Passengers brace themselves when the Boeing-737 lands with a defective tail flap in Russia

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Terrifying moment as passengers prepare for collision as pilot warns ‘Brace, brace!’ before the Boeing-737 lands safely in Russia with a defect in the tail flap

  • Passengers on a flight from Moscow to Krasnador on Sunday were told to brace themselves for a collision after tThe aircraft had a tail flap malfunction
  • Images shared online showed concerned passengers leaning forward and holding their heads
  • The plane has landed safely in Krasnador and an investigation is underway
  • No one was injured, but one passenger said the incident was ‘very scary’ and that she would ‘never forget’ the flight

Passengers on a Boeing-737 were told to prepare for a collision after the aircraft suffered a tail flap malfunction over Russia.

In images shared by distressed passengers, the pilot warning is ‘Brace, brace!’ as he prepares to make an emergency landing.

Video made by Mari Almaz showed the passengers bowing and holding their heads on the flight from Moscow to Krasnodar on Sunday.

Passengers on a Boeing-737 were told to prepare for a collision after the aircraft suffered a tail flap malfunction over Russia

Passengers on a Boeing-737 were told to prepare for a collision after the aircraft suffered a tail flap malfunction over Russia

She said the flight was ‘very scary’ and that she ‘will never forget it’ in the clip that has already been viewed nearly two million times.

The plane can be seen as a side-to-side jolt as the loudspeaker announcement instructs passengers to brace themselves.

Mari said in a post on Instagram: ‘Before landing in Krasnodar, we were told that the plane was preparing for an emergency landing.

In images shared by distressed passengers, the pilot warning is 'Brace, brace!'  while preparing to make an emergency landing

In images shared by distressed passengers, the pilot warning is 'Brace, brace!'  while preparing to make an emergency landing

In images shared by distressed passengers, the pilot warning is ‘Brace, brace!’ while preparing to make an emergency landing

The plane can be seen as a side-to-side jolt as the announcement on the speaker tells passengers to brace themselves

The plane can be seen as a side-to-side jolt as the announcement on the speaker tells passengers to brace themselves

The plane can be seen as a side-to-side jolt as the loudspeaker announcement instructs passengers to brace themselves

At first we thought it was a joke, but later the pilot confirmed it, then the plane circled the city for about an hour.

“There was fear on people’s faces … children were crying, someone was praying, it was really scary.”

A second video showed the plane landing safely on the tarmac in Krasnodar, southern Russia.

Passengers clapped with relief after the panic subsided as they thanked the pilot.

The airport press service confirmed, “The plane landed safely at 6:19 PM Moscow time.”

A spokesman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Krasnodar, confirmed that no one had been injured and said an investigation is underway.

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