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Last updated: 17 February 2018
Datum:zondag 11 februari 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A148 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-148-100B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Saratov Airlines
Registratie: RA-61704
Constructienummer: 27015040004
Bouwjaar: 2010
Motoren: 2 Progress D-436-148
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 65 / inzittenden: 65
Totaal:slachtoffers: 71 / inzittenden: 71
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Stepanovskoye, Ramenskoye District (   Rusland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Orsk Airport (OSW/UWOR), Rusland
Saratov Airlines flight 703, an Antonov An-148, was destroyed after impacting terrain near Stepanovskoye, Russia. All 65 passengers and 6 crew members were killed.
The aircraft took off from runway 14R at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 14:21 hours local time (11:21 UTC). Weather about the time of departure at Domodedovo Airport included limited visibility (2100m) during light snowfall. Temperature was -5°C, overcast cloud deck at 2600 feet AGL.
The Interstate Aviation Committee stated that, prior to departure, the heating of the three pitot tubes had not been turned on.
After takeoff, at an altitude of 130-150 m (425-490 ft) above ground level, the autopilot was switched on. Flaps were raised as the aircraft climbed through an altitude of 550 m (1800 feet).
About 2 minutes 30 seconds after the takeoff, at an altitude of about 1300 meters (4265 feet) and an instrument speed of 465-470 km/h, there were discrepancies between the air speed readings on the captain's side compared to the standby airspeed indicator. The airspeed on the copilot's side is unknown as this parameter was not registered by the flight data recorder. There were no significant difference in the altitude indications. After another 25 seconds, the discrepancies reached about 30 km/h with the speed on the captain's side being greater.
After about 50 seconds, at an altitude of about 2000 meters (6560 ft), the airspeed on the standby airspeed indicator was higher and continued to increase while the airspeed on the captains ASI continued to decrease.
The flight crew then disconnected the autopilot. The airspeed on the captain's side continued to decrease, while the standby ASI showed 540-560 km/h. About 50 seconds after the autopilot was turned off, the flight passed an altitude of 1700-1900 m (5580-6230 ft) with vertical loads ranging from 1.5 to 0.5 g. Subsequently the aircraft entered a steep descent with the ASI on the captain's side showing 0 km/h, and the standby ASI showing 200 km/h. The pitch angle decreased to -30/-35 degrees with a vertical load factor of 0 g.
The aircraft impacted a snowy field around 14:27:05 and disintegrated. Before the collision with the ground, the standby ASI had increased to 800 km/h with the captain's ASI still displaying 0 km/h.

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METAR Weather report:
10:30 UTC / 13:30 local time:
UUDD 111030Z 14005MPS 2500 R14R/1800U R14L/P2000D -SHSN BKN007 BKN026CB M05/M06 Q1019 R14R/590293 R14L/590392 TEMPO 1000 SHSN

11:00 UTC / 14:00 local time:
UUDD 111100Z 14006MPS 1800 R14R/1900U R14L/1800U SHSN BKN007 BKN026CB M05/M06 Q1019 R14R/590293 R14L/590392 NOSIG

11:30 UTC / 14:30 local time:
UUDD 111130Z 13006MPS 2100 -SN SCT008 OVC026 M05/M06 Q1019 R14R/590293 R14L/590392 TEMPO 1200 SHSN BKN012CB

12:00 UTC / 15:00 local time:
UUDD 111200Z 13005MPS 1900 R14R/2000D R14L/1900D SN SCT007 OVC026 M05/M06 Q1019 R14R/590293 R14L/590491 TEMPO 1200 SHSN BKN012CB


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
May 2010 RA-61704 first flight
23 June 2010 RA-61704 Rossiya registered
28 July 2013 RA-61704 Rossiya engine shut down after surges
23 August 2013 RA-61704 Rossiya nose gear tyre failure on takeoff
14 April 2015 RA-61704 Rossiya stored at St. Petersburg
8 February 2017 RA-61704 Saratov Airlines leased

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Moskva-Domodedovo Airport en Orsk Airport bedraagt 1441 km (901 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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