addd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 28162 times:
Thank God it was only a ferry flight... Looks like the first hull-loss for Tu-204/214, actually (how many of those are flying - 20-25, smth like that?). Russian media report the time of the incident as 02.35 Moscow time (23.35 GMT).
Two people were seriously injured and five more sought medical assistance after a Tu-204 plane crash-landed near a Moscow airport on Monday, a source in the regional emergencies service said.
Eight crew members were onboard the aircraft en route from the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, when it apparently made a belly landing.
The plane was performing a landing in the Domodedovo Airport in poor weather conditions with limited visibility when it went off radars approximately one km (0.6 miles) from the runway. The search and rescue team found the damaged aircraft in woodland near the airport and evacuated the crew.
A committee was set up to investigate the cause of the accident.
airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4378 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 27603 times:
Apparently it is the same aircraft (RA-64011) that report hydraulic problems after takeoff from DME earlier that day. Returned to DME and as far as I understand eventually flew to HRG.
After return from HRG, this accident happened on approach to DME.
sibille From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 487 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 26714 times:
Aviastar had 5 Tu-204.
3 are cargo and two are passengers aircrafts.
Following the crash, there is only one passenger Tu-204 remaining and Russian authoriries decided Aviastar is not allowed to fly passengers fight anymore.
Cargo operations are still allowed.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11148 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 23205 times:
That was one lucky crew to escape this wreck without leaving someone behind. Luckily no pax were on board, too.
Why did it return empty from the holiday destination Hurghada? A ferry flight because of tech problems seems likely.
addd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 22207 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 15): Why did it return empty from the holiday destination Hurghada? A ferry flight because of tech problems seems likely.
Not entirely clear yet, but it is the beginning of both "high" spring season on Egypt's Red Sea coast AND school spring break in Russia, and it is not inconceivable that there was simply not enough demand for the return flight, so they dropped off the planeload of tourists in Hurghada and headed back to Moscow.
Severnaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1465 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 21748 times:
Quoting addd (Reply 17): Not entirely clear yet, but it is the beginning of both "high" spring season on Egypt's Red Sea coast AND school spring break in Russia, and it is not inconceivable that there was simply not enough demand for the return flight, so they dropped off the planeload of tourists in Hurghada and headed back to Moscow.
Rumours are that passengers were all rebooked on other flights because the Moscow-Hurghada leg was delayed due to the earlier hydraulic problems on the DME-HRG flight.
At the moment there are no fatalities, but what is your source about the current state of the pilot & F/O. They're still laying at the intensive care department of the hospital with serious head injuries.
pylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10409 times:
First leaks from authorities say that AP was not fully functional. That's why they went to DME empty.
They tried to land at DME in thick fog - while hand-flying.
Apparently there was not enough fuel to divert.
It's unofficial version, of course.
: The penultimate picture seem to show the Ram Air Turbine deployed - what does this indicate? Does it suggest there was an electrical failure that req
: ...and a little more: Engines 'operational' on crashed Tu-204
: Cant use quote or hyperlink function on my bloody smartphone, but according to avia.ru's interview with the captain (its in Russian anyways), the airc
: Oh and by the way, 3 of the crew (Capt, FO, flight attendant) are still in hospital with "heavy injuries", in stable condition. According to doctors,
: No wonder - if they really were flying without full functioning AP. And we can add a possibility of malfunction of altimeter then. In 3-6 months we wi
: All qualified crews are able to fly an ILS approach without autopilot. There must be a combination of circumstances leading to this crash. Just an or
: After the crash of Aeroflot-Nord Boeing-737-500 in Perm MAK (Inter-State Aviation Committee) prohibited flights without fully functioning AP. The ques
: This rule is only concerning passenger flights, no position flights
: MAK (Inter-State Aviation Committee) released another part of investigation information. Which decending, at altitude of 4,000 meters, the Processing