Two businessmans’ planes collided in Saint-Petersburg airport


Aircrafts of Mikhail Gutseriev and Yuri Kovalchuk ran into each other in the St. Petersburg airport “Pulkovo” while aircrafts were preparing for take-off, reports “” on Saturday, June 20.

Two business jets Bombardier Global Express collided on Friday afternoon, June 19, during taxiing on the runway. The aircraft of Gutseriev violated the marking rules during the turn and caught the Kovalchuk’s liner, said an anonymous source in “Pulkovo”.

Both aircrafts received scratches and departed after a short inspection. Aircrafts’ wingtips were damaged but not critically, said an unnamed source. The source also noted that “main passengers were onboard.”

“The incident should not be considered as an accident, but rather as a minor road collision when cars just barely hooked by the rear view mirrors” – said, in turn, the source of “Fontanka”.

The owner of “RussNeft” Mikhail Gutseriev and co-owner of the bank “Russia” Yury Kovalchuk participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which was held from 18 to 20 June.