The S-7 Airlines was carrying 175 passengers en route from Novosibirsk, Russia's third-largest city, to Moscow.

Passengers said the fire broke out while the plane was on the runway, according to the British newspaper "Daily Mail".

A video filmed by a passenger showed a chilling scene of an engine fire that broke out on Friday morning, and flames could be seen flashing violently in passenger windows during the fire.

Local media reported that during take-off "sparks and tongues suddenly flew from both engines".

"The right engine, which I was sitting next to, caught fire as the plane was on top of the runway, and several flames followed," one passenger said.

The passenger, who was not named, added: "After about 10 to 20 seconds, the second engine caught fire, and we saw a powerful flash.

After that, the pilot made an emergency landing, and the plane landed safely at Tolmachevo Airport in Novosibirsk without causing injuries among passengers or crew.

The Investigation Department of the Eastern Transport Regions of the Russian Investigative Committee attributed the cause of the accident to a rise in the temperature of the plane's engines, according to the Daily Mail.