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Last updated: 25 May 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 5 May 2019
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SU95 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B
Operator:Aeroflot Russian International Airlines
Registration: RA-89098
C/n / msn: 95135
First flight: 2017
Engines: 2 PowerJet SaM146
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 73
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 78
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russia
Flightnumber:SU1492
Narrative:
Aeroflot flight 1492, a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B, returned to land at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia and burst into flames during an attempted emergency landing. Of the 78 persons on board, 41 did not survive.
The aircraft took off from Sheremetyevo Airport's runway 24C at 18:03 hours local time on a scheduled service to Murmansk, Russia. Visibility was fine but there were some Cumulonimbus clouds near the airfield at 6000 feet.
As the aircraft was climbing though an altitide of 2100 meters (6900 ft), there was an electrical discharge (lightning) in the clouds close to the aircraft. This caused the failure of radio and other equipment on the aircraft. The flight crew elected to return to the airport aircraft circled back. About 18:17 the aircraft overshot the runway centreline after turning to runway heading. Altitude at that time was about 2400 feet. The aircraft continued the right hand turn, completed a circle and proceeded on the final approach for runway 24L. CCTV footage shows the aircraft bouncing on the runway after what looks like an initial touch down. After the second hard touchdown flames erupted and engulfed the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft slid to a stop on the grass between runway 24L and two taxiways. An emergency evacuation was then carried out while flames quickly engulfed the rear fuselage.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation ongoing

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» TASS

METAR Weather report:
15:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
UUEE 051500Z 14003G08MPS 9999 FEW060CB 17/13 Q1012 R24L/290045 R24C/290045 NOSIG

15:30 UTC / 18:30 local time:
UUEE 051530Z 17007MPS 9999 SCT060CB 17/11 Q1012 R24L/290045 R24C/290045 NOSIG

16:00 UTC / 19:00 local time:
UUEE 051600Z 16004MPS 9999 -SHRA SCT055CB 16/11 Q1012 R24L/290045 R24C/290045 NOSIG


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photo of Sukhoi-Superjet-100-95B-RA-89098
accident date: 05-05-2019
type: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B
registration: RA-89098
photo of Sukhoi-Superjet-100-95B-RA-89098
photo of Sukhoi-Superjet-100-95B-RA-89098
photo of Sukhoi-Superjet-100-95B-RA-89098
accident date: 05-05-2019
type: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B
registration: RA-89098
 

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Map
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-Sheremetyevo Airport to Murmansk Airport as the crow flies is 1433 km (895 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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