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Air Koryo Plane Diverts to China due to Smoke in Cabin

Saturday, July 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Koryo Plane Diverts to China due to Smoke in Cabin

Air Koryo flight J5-151 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport, Shenyang, China, on July 22nd. The Tupolev TU-204 flying from Pyogyang, North Korea, to Beijing, China, had to divert due to smoke in its cabin. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Red Wings Airlines Plane Returns to Russia due to Engine Shut Down

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Red Wings Airlines Plane Returns to Russia due to Engine Shut Down

Red Wings Airlines flight WZ-9830 had to return and make an emergency landing at Roshchino International Airport, Tyumen Oblast, Russia, on July 18th. The Tupolev TU-204 was en-route to Sochi, Russia when the crew had to shut one of its engines down mid-air. The plane landed safely. All 213 passengers and 8 crew members... »

UTair Passengers Push Their Jet to Free it From Ice

Thursday, November 27, 2014
By George Hatcher
UTair Passengers Push Their Jet to Free it From Ice

The Passengers of a UTair flight had to push their jet at Igarka airport, Russia, after its brakes froze in minus 52C temperature. The incident happened on November 25, when the plane was scheduled to fly from Igarka to the regional capital of Krasnoyarsk, with 74 passengers aboard. According to the local transportation prosecutors, “Due... »

Tupolev Emergency Landing in Russia

Monday, February 18, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 17, 2013 at 9:30, a Vladivostok Avia Tupolev 204-300 with 104 (97 passengers and 7 crew) aboard were en route from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport to Vladivostok when they made an emergency landing at Vladivostok. The plane’s hydraulic system failed. No injuries were reported. The Russian Emergencies Ministry did not provide details. Download article... »

Redwings Airlines Suspension Pending

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
Redwings Airlines Suspension Pending

Red Wings Airlines is grounded. Almost. Beginning Feb 4, Red Wings will be suspended due to the results of an inspection that turned up pilot training and flight preparation breaches. The Red Wings fleet is made up of Tu-204 jets. WE WONDER if the airline is under safety suspension why they are waiting until... »

Redwings Moscow Crash Has Three Survivors

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
Redwings Moscow Crash Has Three Survivors

The Red Wings Tupolev jet that crashed on December 29 had three survivors, two men and a woman. Their conditions are improving. The five fatalities included the captain, first officer, flight engineer, and two flight attendants. One of the now-deceased flight attendants had survived a while with traumatic brain injury, but succumbed. Russian investigators... »

Four die in Red Wings Ferry Flight Crash in Russia

Sunday, December 30, 2012
By George Hatcher
Four die in Red Wings Ferry Flight Crash in Russia

On December 29, 2012, at 16:33, a Red Wings Tupelev 204-100V was on a ferry flight from Pardubice Airport Czech Republic to Moscow-Vnukova Airport, Russia when it crashed-landed in snow, overrunnning the runway. Weather conditions showed heavy gusts accompanying a light snowfall. The Federal Air Transport Agency said that the plane touched down in... »

Russian Photos Not Released

Thursday, October 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Russian Photos Not Released

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Martin Lidzba What: Polish Air Force Tupolev TU-154M Where: Smolensk When: Apr 10th 2010 Who: 88 passengers and 8 crew Why: The flight that killed 96 people including President Kaczynski has come to news attention as Poland protests Russia’s publication of grisly images of... »

Wing Ripped off Crashing Tupolev Kyrgyzstan, Jet Rolls, No Fatalities

Thursday, December 29, 2011
By George Hatcher
Wing Ripped off Crashing Tupolev Kyrgyzstan, Jet Rolls, No Fatalities

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Valeriy Fedorov What: Kyrgyzstan/Altyn Air Tupolev 134A-3 en route from Bishkek to Osh Where: Osh Airport, Kyrgyzstan When: 28 DEC 2011 Who: 6 crew, 82 passengers, 25 injured Why: After a hard landing in dense fog, the plane skidded off the runway, collapsing the... »

Drunken Navigator?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Drunken Navigator?

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee published their report on the June 20 crash of a RusAir jet at Petrozavodsk Airport. The crucial factors included poor visibility due to the fog, poor networking among the crew, and the pilot subordinating himself to a navigator in a “light level of intoxication” but was five years older,... »

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