Tatarstan Airlines

Tatarstan Airlines License Revoked

Monday, December 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

Tatarstan Airlines operator of the Boeing 737-500 that crashed in November in Kazan only flies seven planes. (Maybe 6, now?) The one that crashed was leased from a Bulgarian company, with a history of minor accidents. Fifty people died on the Tatarstan Airlines jet that dived nose-down to a fiery grave in Kazan. The... »

Kazan Crash Update

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By George Hatcher

The Boeing-737 flight that crashed in Kazan may have done so under the command of a Pilot In Command (PIC) who had never performed a real go-around. The PIC had 1000 night flight hours and was properly trained, according to authorities—but if that is the case, how is it being reported that the PIC... »

Fatal Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Boeing Flight 363

Sunday, November 17, 2013
By George Hatcher

On November 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm, Flight 363, an Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Boeing 737-500 en route from Moscow to Kazan, after several go-arounds, and more than one landing pass. On the second (?) attempt, an hour later, it crashed on landing at Kazan. On touchdown, the jet’s nose hit the ground. The plane... »

Russian Tatarstan Airbus Ends Up in Kazan Airport Snowbank

Sunday, December 2, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Tatarstan Airlines Airbus A319-112 Where: Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia When: Dec 1, 2012 8:30 am Who: 109 passengers Why: Preparing for take-off to go to Moscow at 8:30, the Tatarstan Airlines Airbus overran the runway, ending up in a snowbank. The problem according to LifeNews was ice on the runway. No passengers were injured.... »

Last Surviving Hockey Hero Succumbs

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
By George Hatcher
Last Surviving Hockey Hero Succumbs

Aleksandr Galimov, the last of the Russian Hockey team had been found after the crash standing in the river, tearing off his burning shirt. He survived the crash but died Monday at the burn clinic, five days after the crash. The plane struggled to gain altitude on takeoff and crashed about a mile from... »

Yak 42 Crashes on Takeoff from Yaroslavl, Hockey Team Wiped Out

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
Yak 42 Crashes on Takeoff from Yaroslavl, Hockey Team Wiped Out

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Senior What: Tatarstan Air/ Yak Service Yakovlev Yak-42 en route from Yaroslavl Russia to Minsk Belarus Where: Yaroslavl When: Sep 7th 2011, 16:05 Who: 37 passengers (including the Lokomotiv Yaroslav Hockey Team) 8 crew Why: The flight took off from Yaroslavl but failed to... »

Fly Air Tatarstan. Standing UP

Friday, October 1, 2010
By George Hatcher
Fly Air Tatarstan.  Standing UP

What: Tatarstan Airlines en route from Antalya, Turkey to Ekaterinburg, Russia Where: aboard the plane Why: Instead of the 148-seat Boeing 737 that was booked, they had a 142-seat 737; and 6 passengers were given the choice of waiting for the next flight or flying standing up. During turbulence, the passengers sat on the... »

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