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Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:03 pm
by Scarebus34
Hard to tell what or who, but looks like a substantial fire.

https://www.rt.com/news/458436-plane-fire-moscow-svo/

Edit: Confirmed reports it’s an Aeroflot SSJ1 that burst into flames after an “emergency” landing.

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:05 pm
by MoonC
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89098

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:07 pm
by alfa164
MoonC wrote:
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089


That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type.

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:09 pm
by Scarebus34

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:12 pm
by thevery
All evacuated, 6 injured.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:13 pm
by Scarebus34
Aircraft was heading to Murmansk from Moscow.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:13 pm
by phatfarmlines
thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


That's amazing given the entire of the exterior was engulfed in flames.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:14 pm
by alfa164
thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


Unbelievable. Kudos to the crews that accomplished that.

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:16 pm
by SpaceshipDC10
Scarebus34 wrote:

Video of the landing as it was already flames:
https://twitter.com/news_executive/stat ... 36672?s=21



Looks like main landing gear collapsed on touch down. The aircraft is sliding on the runway with a nose up attitude, probably because of the nose landing gear.

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:17 pm
by Scarebus34
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:

Video of the landing as it was already flames:
https://twitter.com/news_executive/stat ... 36672?s=21



Looks like main landing gear collapsed on touch down. The aircraft is sliding on the runway with a nose up attitude, probably because of the nose landing gear.

I believe it was on fire before it even touched down which was the reason for the return to SVO.

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:23 pm
by SpaceshipDC10
Scarebus34 wrote:
I believe it was on fire before it even touched down which was the reason for the return to SVO.


It's possible, thus the situation was exacerbated by failing landing gear or even a sort of belly landing. We'll know at some point what happened.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:23 pm
by mercure1
Looks like they might have turned it into the wind to have the flames blow backwards and it looks like engine #2 is still putting out thrust based on the flame patterns?
yikes

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:25 pm
by edu2703
Russian news agency RIA reports that five people have been injured and that all 78 passengers have been evacuated.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:26 pm
by Blankbarcode
I saw the video on twitter before coming here, it really made my heart sink!! I'm glad it seems everyone made it out, the flames are incredible. I'm glad the front doors were clear of the fire.

I don't know what to believe in terms of initial reports on what was going on, but if they really did survive a fire like that middair I think this may have been the best possible outcome. Regardless of later findings, props to the crew for the evacuation. Will be hoping for the best.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm
by MSP744
mercure1 wrote:
Looks like they might have turned it into the wind to have the flames blow backwards and it looks like engine #2 is still putting out thrust based on the flame patterns?
yikes


Yeah I noticed that too with the engine. kudos to the crew.

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm
by jwjsamster
alfa164 wrote:
MoonC wrote:
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089


That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type.


Ah so you know that it was the aircraft the issue already and not external factors?

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm
by User001
Holy crap that's well alight before touchdown. Kudos to all the crew as that genuinely is a miracle no one died looking at those videos

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:30 pm
by lightsaber
Kudos to the crew. Hopefully the reason is found and fixed.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:30 pm
by gosheto
Wow, glad there are no fatalities. I find it strange that, at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines?

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:31 pm
by pdp
gosheto wrote:
Wow, glad there are no fatalities. I find it strange, that at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines?


I think it's too far gone for that!

EDIT: Removed second sentence due to possible new developments.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:40 pm
by edu2703
TASS agency reporting one person has died

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:40 pm
by flee
Very scary video! Happy to note that no lives were lost. Hope the injured will have a speedy recovery.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:41 pm
by Varsity1
This is what pilots get paid for. They don't go to training to learn normal procedures, but fires, failures, loss of controllability etc..

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:41 pm
by zeke
Wonder if a high pressure fuel line ruptured here, large flame even while landing.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:42 pm
by gosheto
gosheto wrote:
Wow, glad there are no fatalities. I find it strange that, at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines?


may be we spoke too soon. according to latest news, there are indeed some fatalities :(

I think this makes it more important to know where the fire crews were? as I understand, they did know, the plane is coming back with an emergency!

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:44 pm
by InnsbruckFlyer
I got two notification after another on FlightRadar24 that the flight declared an emergency. That footage is eerie. Glad everyone is ok!

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:44 pm
by kameleonten
gosheto wrote:
I find it strange that, at least on the videos I saw, it does not seem like they were met by any fire engines?


I was just writing this...the second video is 48 seconds and starts after the 'plane has landed and come to rest. This means the end of it is at least three minutes after the emergency call, followed by an emergency landing with a 'plane on fire. How is it possible that no emergency crews are present/fire being put out in any of the videos??

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:49 pm
by SheikhDjibouti
Based on raw data and some guesswork....

SU1492 SVO-MMK (Moscow-Murmansk) took off at 15:03 UTC, climbed to FL100 and immediately initiated descent & return to SVO.

After a dummy approach at ca 2,500ft, orbited once and came back in to land at 15:31 UTC.

Pure conjecture here; the initial approach and orbit was either because they came in too fast/high at the first attempt, or... possibly to allow the tower to visually check if their undercarriage was down. Note that this initial approach was aborted some km short of the airport perimeter, but probably within binocular range for limited visual inspection.

Note; after the first approach, during the 360deg orbit, two other flights were cleared to land in front of it. This does not suggest the aircraft was already on fire.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:50 pm
by juliuswong
The footage is scary. It seems like the aircraft was engulfed in flame even before the wheel touched down. Such accident doesn't do SSJ any justice which is already suffering from embattled reputation. Hope conclusive report will be done soon enough to find the cause.

Hope everyone got out alive and well. God speed. Too early to call all are safe....:(

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:51 pm
by mila
alfa164 wrote:
MoonC wrote:
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089


That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type.

How do you mean, has there been many problems with this aircraft type?

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:51 pm
by SpaceshipDC10
"Plane full of fuel with electric failures will have a hard crash landing.. they did not try to burn fuel as systems seems were failing"

Per Michel Sakr on twitter


https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 9906462725

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:53 pm
by Pudelhund
alfa164 wrote:
MoonC wrote:
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089


That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type.


Not really. Mostly just the engine and spare parts availability (mostly for the engine).

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:54 pm
by OA940
Many sources are reporting one dead. I mean as sad as it is you can't really be surprised considering the footage. Regardless the fact that they got almost everyone out is a miracle.

Perhaps an uncontained engine failure caused this? I can't really imagine many other things that would cause such a blaze. I guess only time will tell. Also I don't get why we have to assume immediately it's the plane's fault. Once again people are jumping to conclusions. Just because there are spare parts issues doesn't mean the design is bad

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:55 pm
by SPREE34
phatfarmlines wrote:
thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


That's amazing given the entire of the exterior was engulfed in flames.


Except that, "the entire of the exterior was" NOT engulfed, as we see very clearly the forward section and people exiting.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:55 pm
by N809FR
Per AvHerald there are 10 fatalities. Scary sight, hope the initial reports of no fatalities are accurate.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:56 pm
by gosheto
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Note; after the first approach, during the 360deg orbit, two other flights were cleared to land in front of it. This does not suggest the aircraft was already on fire.


The fact two other planes were cleared to land before it, and the fact there were no emergency vehicles dispatched for the emergency landing (with fire declared or not) makes me even more concerned about the safety of the airport operations....

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:57 pm
by pdp
OA940 wrote:
Perhaps an uncontained engine failure caused this?


It'd have to be a failure to the point that it turned the wing into Swiss cheese for a fire that big.

Very nasty, hopefully the casualties are kept to a minimum - although the black smoke suggests that the fire was well-established.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:58 pm
by flee
Reports are starting to be published. Here is one from The Independent:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 00811.html

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:00 pm
by SpaceshipDC10
OA940 wrote:
Perhaps an uncontained engine failure caused this? I can't really imagine many other things that would cause such a blaze.


well, you can also have a very hard landing that's followed by landing gear collapse, resulting in fuel tank or fuel lines being ruptured, fuel leaking out and being ignited by sparks or engines heat

OA940 wrote:
Also I don't get why we have to assume immediately it's the plane's fault. Once again people are jumping to conclusions. Just because there are spare parts issues doesn't mean the design is bad


Earlier I've posted a quote I found on twitter that said "electrical system failure". Don't know how trustworthy is the person though.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:02 pm
by yfbflyer
You can see in the video the plane is on fire and people are still evacuating with their carry on luggage.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:02 pm
by phatfarmlines
SPREE34 wrote:
phatfarmlines wrote:
thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


That's amazing given the entire of the exterior was engulfed in flames.


Except that, "the entire of the exterior was" NOT engulfed, as we see very clearly the forward section and people exiting.


You're right that the front-half was not in flames as it stopped, but I was referencing the twitter link provided by Scarebus of the plane landing.

Scarebus34 wrote:
Video of the landing as it was already flames:
https://twitter.com/news_executive/stat ... 36672?s=21


Regardless, I am recanting my initial response as I am reading there are fatalities now.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:04 pm
by a320fan
Scary to see so many flames whilst the aircraft is still in motion. Must have been horrific to be taken for a ride in that situation whilst needing to wait for the craft to stop moving to evacuate. Hoping the initial reports of no fatalities are accurate.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:05 pm
by boefan

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:06 pm
by Scarebus34
N809FR wrote:
Per AvHerald there are 10 fatalities. Scary sight, hope the initial reports of no fatalities are accurate.

RT reporting all escaped with 10 injuries. So perhaps some misunderstandings? Hopefully.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:07 pm
by anshabhi
gosheto wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Note; after the first approach, during the 360deg orbit, two other flights were cleared to land in front of it. This does not suggest the aircraft was already on fire.


The fact two other planes were cleared to land before it, and the fact there were no emergency vehicles dispatched for the emergency landing (with fire declared or not) makes me even more concerned about the safety of the airport operations....

If an aircraft is making emergency landing it's among standard procedures for ATC to call fire department. Crews don't have to ask for it. Along with giving it the first priority and diverting others while stopping departures.


One thing for sure it's a myth that back of an a/c is safer than front.
What all moving parts are their at the back? Could it be something with APU? Or the oven?

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:07 pm
by Ishrion
Scarebus34 wrote:
N809FR wrote:
Per AvHerald there are 10 fatalities. Scary sight, hope the initial reports of no fatalities are accurate.

RT reporting all escaped with 10 injuries. So perhaps some misunderstandings? Hopefully.


Some are reporting one death: https://www.yahoo.com/news/russias-sukh ... nance.html

One is... reporting eleven?... https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 3257226240

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:08 pm
by Scarebus34
Ishrion wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
N809FR wrote:
Per AvHerald there are 10 fatalities. Scary sight, hope the initial reports of no fatalities are accurate.

RT reporting all escaped with 10 injuries. So perhaps some misunderstandings? Hopefully.


Some are reporting one death: https://www.yahoo.com/news/russias-sukh ... nance.html

One is... reporting eleven?... https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 3257226240

Yeah I just saw the Moscow Times report that TASS confirms one death and 10 injuries. Sounds definitely like some misunderstandings out there.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:11 pm
by c933103
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aero ... -on-board/
This belgium site said "Initial reports suggest that the fire originated from electrical equipment on board."?

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:12 pm
by Scarebus34
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Based on raw data and some guesswork....

SU1492 SVO-MMK (Moscow-Murmansk) took off at 15:03 UTC, climbed to FL100 and immediately initiated descent & return to SVO.

After a dummy approach at ca 2,500ft, orbited once and came back in to land at 15:31 UTC.

Pure conjecture here; the initial approach and orbit was either because they came in too fast/high at the first attempt, or... possibly to allow the tower to visually check if their undercarriage was down. Note that this initial approach was aborted some km short of the airport perimeter, but probably within binocular range for limited visual inspection.

Note; after the first approach, during the 360deg orbit, two other flights were cleared to land in front of it. This does not suggest the aircraft was already on fire.

They were too far away from the tower to visually inspect the gear. Usually that’s accomplished by a low pass, they were nowhere near the field when they went around.

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:16 pm
by Kikko19
Wouldn't the firefighters be alerted and trained toarrive at the crash site within a minute? With full force of fffp or other foam?