A puff of smoke could be seen above the village of Zhezqazghan in Kazakhstan shortly after a booster on the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft failed on Thursday.

The village is located around 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) away from where the capsule landed.

Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US Astronaut Nick Hague were forced to carry out an emergency landing following the malfunction. Fortunately, they both safely returned to Earth in ballistic descent mode. They were originally scheduled to return in April 2019.

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