It was an unbelievable luck that on Septermber 7th, 2010, the crew of the plane carrying 72 passengers on board, managed to make an emergency landing on an abandoned runway near Izhma Village. Since then, the lucky Tu-154 has been called ‘a miracle of Izhma’.
The company ‘ALROSA’, the second largest dimond-mining company in the world, which owns the plane, did not leave it in taiga but spent over 20 million rubles (65o thousand dollars) to restore it and make ‘the lucky aircraft’ fly again.
The next day after the landing, they cut the surrounding trees down and built a small house.
This plane’s really lucky! Near the road on the left, there is a gully and if the plane rolled several more meters…
The plane’s left gear touched the bushes and left a trace.