Aviation: Sukhoi Superjet makes emergency landing at Riga Airport

A flight of the Russian carrier Aeroflot made an emergency landing at Riga International Airport on Friday afternoon, the airport’s spokesperson said.

The airport was alerted by the crew of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 that the aircraft was having technical problems. The airport’s staff handled the landing of the plane in line with the highest safety standards, the airport’s representative Laura Karnite said.

Information available at flightaware.com, flight tracking website, shows that the Moscow-bound Aeroflot flight departed from Riga at 2:25 p.m. but over the southeastern Latvian town of Rezekne started to lose altitude quickly.

After the aircraft’s flight altitude dropped from 10 to 3 kilometers, the plane turned around and returned to Riga.