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Ukrainian Warplane Shot Down Near the MH17 Crash Site

Saturday, August 9, 2014
By George Hatcher
Ukrainian Warplane Shot Down Near the MH17 Crash Site

A Ukrainian fighter jet crashed after it was shot down near the crash site of MH17, in Eastern Ukraine, on August 7. The incident happened when the Sukhoi warplane was flying low over the rebel-held area, near Donetsk, some 40 km west of the site where the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 crashed on July... »

Russian Sukhoi Superjet Makes Emergency Moscow Airport Landing

Friday, March 8, 2013
By George Hatcher
Russian Sukhoi Superjet Makes Emergency Moscow Airport Landing

On March 7, 2013, an Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet registration #RA-89009 was en route from Moskow to Nizhny Novgorod when the landing gear failed. The gear doors failed to close. Pilots returned to Moscow, and maintained a holding pattern till they landed at 16:52. Pilots made a safe landing at Sheremetyevo Airport. No injuries to... »

Military Training Crash in Yemen, 18 injured, 12 fatalities

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
By George Hatcher
Military Training Crash in Yemen, 18 injured, 12 fatalities

During a training exercise, a Yemeni military fighter jet crashed in Sana’a, Yemen, killing the pilot—although one report says the pilot ejected. Witnesses hearing a loud explosion on impact, and report black smoke. The pilot was named as Mohamed Shaker. In addition to the pilot, there were 12 fatalities and 18 injuries. The pilot... »

Sukhoi plane crash Caused by Pilot Error

Thursday, December 20, 2012
By George Hatcher

The National Commission on Safety Transportation announced that the Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 that crashed into a mountain in Indonesia seven months did so as a result of pilot error. All 45 Aboard were fatalities. Indonesian authorities claimed that the plane functioned adequately and there were no malfunctions of safety gear. The fact that... »

Sukhoi SuperJet-100 Demo Disaster Final Report In October

Saturday, September 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

On May 9, the Sukhoi SuperJet-100 piloted by Alexander Yablontsev was making a demo flight in Indonesia when the pilot took it dangerously close to terrain, and flew south into the mountains instead of turning north to the airport, crashing the plane and killing all 45 aboard the plane. The Russian Trade and Industry... »

Russian Pilots Bail out of Sukhoi Jet

Saturday, June 30, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Sukhoi Su-27UB (“Flanker-C”) 2nd Air Group, 7000th Airbase, Russian Air Force Where: Besovets, Prionezhsky district, Karelia Republic, Russia When: June 28, 2012 Who: 2 aboard, 0 fatalities Why: Col. E. Oleynik and Major general K. Botashov, ejected from a Sukhoi jet before it went down in Besovets village. The air force suspended Sukhoi... »

The Investigation of Sukhoi Superjet’s Crash holds Answers to Many Questions

Saturday, May 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
The Investigation of Sukhoi Superjet’s Crash holds Answers to Many Questions

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Egor Naumenko Today I read an article saying that the SuperJet that crashed on a promotional flight boils down to one question: pilot or plane? I have to disagree. It is not that simple. It takes a lot of coordinating systems to get a... »

Black Boxes Located and in Indonesian Custody

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Black Boxes Located and in Indonesian Custody

What: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 en route from Jakarta to Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Where: Indonesia When: May 9th 2012 Who: 36 passengers, 6 crew and 2 Sukhoi official Why: A report has been issued that the cockpit voice recorder was located Tuesday around 330 feet from the Sukhoi’s severed tail. The charred CVR may... »

Continuing Search for Sukhoi Superjet Wreckage Indicates Probable Black Box Location Buried Under Debris

Monday, May 14, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 en route from Jakarta to Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Where: Indonesia When: May 9th 2012 Who: 36 passengers, 6 crew and 2 Sukhoi official Why: Indonesian special police found the engines, running gear of the SSJ-100, and located (but have not retrieved) the black boxes. The Sukhoi cockpit design is... »

Joy Flight Steals Joy

Sunday, May 13, 2012
By George Hatcher

Before the Sukhoi Superjet smashed into a ledge on Wednesday, killing 45 people and raining debris down the slopes of Mount Salak, I had never heard the term “joy flight.” The “joy flight” is the airline equivalent of you going down to the Ferrari dealership and taking a test drive. Or it would be... »

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