RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2583 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15551 times:
Quoting Algoz66 (Reply 1): Why does it show a photo shopped image of a 747?
Sure does, hummm, well if true it's another Christmas miracle crash, just like another thread going now here on A.net, except that one was 20 years ago, but all survivied. Xmas Miracle In Stockholm, 20 Years Ago
captainmeeerkat From Russia, joined Aug 2010, 370 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15514 times:
From mail.ru website with my rough translation:
"At Osh airport in K-stan, a passenger TU134 flying from Bishkek made an emergency landing. Seven people were hospitalised. Children are among the injured.
According to preliminary information, the emergency landing was due to bad weather, especially fog. It is not excluded that part of the runway was covered in ice. A special government inquiry team will clarify the various senarios.
During the landing, the TU134 went beyond the runway and fell on its' side, losing a wing. After that, witnesses heard an explosion.
Local media report that the plane burst into flames after a failed landing"
I guess 'emergency landing' means crash landing, perhaps due to poor weather?
fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13078 times:
So glad to hear that everyone survived! Despite the questions over the weather, the quick response of the local fire crews saved many of those lives. For those interested, here's my translation of the Dutch article:
"A passenger airliner today crashed on landing at Osj in the central Asian country of Kyrgystan. The aircraft landed upside down. One of the wings broke off and burst into flames. About 40 meters beyond the end of the runway the wreck came to a stop. By a miracle, all 79 people aboard survived the accident.
"The aircraft that crashed was a Tupolev Tu-134 of the national company, Kyrgystan Airlines. Six people were wounded, the Minister of Emergency Affairs of the former Soviet republic reported. The cause of the crash is not yet known. but according to authorities the weather was very bad."
Next to the picture, "This is not the aircraft involved."
Here's a picture of the aircraft in happier times:
3MilesToWRO From Poland, joined Mar 2006, 271 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10844 times:
Quoting MarSciGuy (Reply 15): Why do they have the nose window? Did someone sit/lie in that position to do visual checks of where they were?
It's exactly for this purpose. It's a navigator's seat. Remember this is an old design and expected to fly over vast areas of Soviet Union where navigational aids were not always available. And, what's more, it's developed from military aircraft which needed it's own navigation even more.
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 835 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9639 times:
Wow after looking at those pics thats incredible that no one died (if thats 100% true). I know the fuselage is basically 100% intact, but still its upside down and the one side is completely black from fire/smoke. Im trying to imagine how difficult it would be for people to fall out of their seats all while people are in a panic and there is fire smoke! I would think a lot of injuries would happen from people falling to the floor (in this case ceiling), when releasing their seatbelts.
This is obviously nothing more than a guess, but from what I can tell the aircraft either had a very hard angled landing that ripped the one wing off which allowed the plane to relatively gently roll upside down as it went across the ground. Or the one gear collapsed after the hard landing which then broke the wing off then the aircraft gently rolled over. Regardless that is soo good to hear no deaths so far.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 31 Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4758 times:
Glad everyone survived.
That is my January trip down the drain though! I guess I'll have to take the risk of equipment swaps and replacements with UTAir, unless there are any other carriers who will be operating Tu-134s beyond 31DEC. Any ideas welcome.