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Larnaca bound flights in emergency landings

Two scheduled Larnaca-bound flights were forced to make emergency landings on Monday.

Both planes, from different airlines, were Airbus A320-200s

The first, a Rossiya flight SU-6617 from St Petersburg, landed in Rostov when electrical problems in the galley of the plane were reported by the flight staff. According to reports, some of the equipment were not working, while other equipment was emitting sparks.

Passengers arrived in Larnaca after a nine-hour delay with the airline company deploying another plane to Rostov to collect the passengers.

In the second incident, an Easyjet flight U2-4727 from Berlin to Larnaca, was forced to make an emergency landing at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens following a pressurisation problem that resulted in a loud bang and damage to the cabin door.

Witnesses say that dents were seen in the cabin door and a hissing noise was heard after the bang.

Passengers were transferred to Larnaca on another Easyjet plane following a six-hour delay.

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