Feb 112018

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people on board crashed near Moscow shortly after taking off from Domodedovo airport, informs Russian news agencies.

Saratov Airlines crash

Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashed after takeoff from Moscow (pic: Twitter/Flightradar24)

The Antonov An-148, a 7 year old aircraft with registration number RA-61704, was owned by the Russian company Saratov Airlines and operating flight #6W703 bound to Orsk, an city in the Urals. According to RIA agency, there were 65 passengers and 6 crew members aboard.

The airplane plunged to the ground somewhere in the Ramenskoye district of Moscow, with all people on board likely losing their lives, writes Interfax citing an emergency services source.

“The crew and passengers had “no chance” of survival”, said the same source.

According to local media, numerous witnesses claimed that they saw the aircraft in flames before crashing in the locality of Argunovo, southeast of Moscow.

Rescue workers were unable to reach the crash site by road and had to approach on foot.

The debries from the plane were found scattered over a wide area around the site of impact.

Video: Wreckage of Saratov Airlines plane after Moscow crash

Mar 192016

A passenger plane crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport in early morning of Saturday and the accident resulted in the death of all 62 people on board, announced the Russian authorities quoted by BBC. (A CCTV camera footage shows the dramatic moment when the Boeing-737 crashes like a fireball in Rostov-on-Don, scroll down for VIDEO)

FlyDubai flight FZ-981 crashed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (pic: capture youtube)

FlyDubai flight FZ-981 crashed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (pic: capture youtube)

A Boeing 737-800 operating FlyDubai flight FZ-981, missed the runway as it attempted to land and crashed at around 3.50 a.m. local time (0.50 GMT) in the Southern Russian city.

UPDATE: The Investigative Committee of Russia said that a pilot error or a technical problem are considered the most likely causes of the crash. “The plane hit the ground during the second landing attempt and broke down into pieces. The death toll was put at 62”.

The aircraft was coming from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and was carrying 55 passengers and 7 crew members. Russian authorities announced that none survived the accident.

Investigators have not established the clear causes that led to the drama, but visibility was low and the wind strong near the airport of Rostov-on-Don at the time of the crash.

According to unconfirmed information, there was an explosion followed by a fire on board. The pilots would have aborted the initial landing attempt before flying around the airport for about two hours in order to consume fuel.

Among the passengers there were 18 men, 33 women and 4 children. In large, these were Russian families returning from their holidays. Nationalities of the victims on board flight FZ-981 were revealed: 44 Russians, 8 Ukrainians, 2 Indians and 1 Uzbek.

FlyDubai – a low cost airline of the U.A.E. – confirmed the occurrence of a “tragic accident” in southern Russia.

Video: Moment of FlyDubai crash caught on CCTV camera near Rostov-on-Don airport

Video: Report over crash of FlyDubay Flight FZ981 in Southern Russia

Nov 172013

Scores of people have died after a passenger airplane operated by Tatarstan Airlines nosedived vertically and crashed on landing in the city of Kazan, in the Russian republic of Tatarstan on Sunday evening, according for the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations cited by media agency RiaNovosti. (scroll down for dramatic impact video)

Tatarstan Boeing 737

Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while landing at Kazan Airport (Konstantin Nikiforov via Wikimedia Commons)

Spokesperson Irina Rossius said the plane, a Boeing 737 which was carrying fifty people on board, was on a route from Moscow to Kazan and crashed at 19:30 Moscow time, adding that an explosion was reported. Preliminary information claim that all passengers on board were killed.

According to a spokesman for the Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya, the pilot tried to bring the aircraft to the ground after three failed landing attempts, adding that Kazan airport has been closed.

Television Rossiya-24 TV reported that the aircraft had 44 passengers and six crew members on board. Russia’s Interior Ministry said the jet was part of Tatarstan Airlines fleet.

Authorities believe that a human error could be held responsible for the cause of the accident.

An investigation is ongoing and Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the government to set up a team to investigate Kazan’s deadly crash landing.

The fire was extinguished at the scene, said a local official sources.

A shocking video footage recorded by a security camera showed the Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 nosediving before hitting the ground.

In the images, the plane appears to fall vertically from the sky before blasting into pieces on the runway.

“We will not land” were the last words said by chief pilot Rustem Salikhov to an air traffic controller.

“The plane simply fell. It plunged vertically into the ground. The ground impact resulted in a huge explosion,” said the transport minister Maksim Sokolov.

Investigators are now considering five possible causes for the crash: pilot error, technical failure, poor fuel quality, adverse weather conditions or a erroneous instructions of the control tower.

Video: Kazan air crash: Tatarstan plane makes vertical plunge into the ground

Dec 302012

Dramatic video from a car car dashboard camera shows the moment of crash of Red Wings Tupolev plane which smashes into a Moscow freeway spreading debris across it. Furthermore you can see in the footage how a moving car is hit by one of plane’s wheels which pushes the vehicle into the median traffic barrier (scroll down for impact video).

Driver breaks car before being hit by plane's wheel on Moscow freeway

Driver breaks car before being hit by plane’s wheel on Moscow freeway

Four people were killed after a Tupolev 204 plane missed the landing and crashed on a freeway near Vnukovo airport. Four other people were injured and are in critical condition at the hospital. According to Russia Today, the aircraft which came from Czech Republic, was carrying between eight to 12 people, but no passengers.

The tragedy took place at 16:35 local time when a charter plane tried to make an emergency landing at the second attempt. The pilot failed to make ground the appliance safely. After crash, the plane broke into three pieces and caught fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene, extinguished the fire that stretched over an are adjacent to the motorway. According to preliminary data, investigators put all the blame on pilot’s shoulders and say that a human error caused the tragedy.

The Tupolev-204 aircraft had been returning empty from Pardubice, Czech Republic where it had carried a group of tourists to. The plane, operated by company Red Wings that belongs to Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, was specialized in charter flights between Russia and Europe. Rescuers recovered the two black boxes of the aircraft, and investigators will announce the definite cause of the accident after examining them.

A driver shot the moment of impact when the plane crashed on the highway, and the images reveal how a car is hit by a landing gear’s wheel detached from the aircraft. Check out for more hot news.

Video: Crash Moment: Tupolev Planes Crashes Into Moscow Freeway, Debris Hit Cars