Narrative:A Tupolev 154M passenger jet, registration RA-85744, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME), Russia. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) of Russia there were 160 passengers and nine crew members on board. MChS also reports that two persons were killed and 78 were injured.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Saturday 4 December 2010|
|Operating for:||Dagestan Airlines|
|Leased from:||Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 92A-927|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Engines:|| 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 160|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 169 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME) (Russia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Makhachkala Airport (MCX/URML), Russia|
The airplane┤s engines were started during the period from 14:00 to 14:02, in preparation for a domestic flight to Makhachkala Airport (MCX). On board were approximately 19.5 tons of fuel. The Tu-154 departed Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) at 14:08. About 14:16, while climbing through an altitude of 6500 m, there were fluctuations in the supply of fuel for all three engines. About 14:22, at a distance of about 80 km from Moskva-Domodedovo Airport and at an altitude of 9000m engines nr.1 and 3 flamed out.
The crew decided to divert to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME) for an emergency landing. After a period of instability, power on the nr.2 engine was restored and continued to operate until landing.
Air traffic control radioed position reports but visual contact with the ground could not be obtained until breaking through the overcast at about 500 feet. The TU-154 landed hard to the right of runway 32R with forces of 3.5g and 5g on a second touchdown. It continued until it struck a small earthen mound beyond the end of the runway, causing it to split into three parts.
Weather about the time of the emergency landing (11:49 UTC):
UUDD 041130Z 19004MPS 9999 OVC005 M01/M02 Q1010 32550195 82550195 TEMPO FZRA=
[11:30 UTC: Wind 190 degrees at 4 m/s (8 kts); 500 ft. (150 m) overcast; Temperature -1░C; dew point -2░C; 1010 hPa; Freezing Rain]
UUDD 041200Z 20003MPS 160V230 9999 OVC004 M01/M02 Q1010 64550195 TEMPO FZRA=
[12:00 UTC: Wind 200 degrees (variable from 160 to 230) at 3 m/s (6 kts); 400 ft. (120 m) overcast; Temperature -1░C; dew point -2░C; 1010 hPa; Freezing Rain]
This was the same aircraft (RA-85744) that was used to transport the Belgium national football team from Brussels to Voronezh on November 16, 2010 for their match against Russia.
» Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) of Russia
» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
at VARZ 400 Rework Facility
||Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
||Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
||moved to VARZ-400 at Vnukovo for rework in 2000; rework started March 2008
||Vnukovo International Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center VARZ-400
||offered for sale 13may09 with t/t 7,811 hours and 2,355 cycles
|17 JAN 2010
||painted in South East Airlines colours
╗ source: Soviet Transports
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Makhachkala Airport as the crow flies is 1593 km (995 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.