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 caught fire on impact after a fuel tank caught fire. None of the 44 passengers or 6 crew survived the fire.

The leased 23 year old plane was registered as VQ-BBN.
The Metars were reported as:

UWKD 171530Z 23008G11MPS 5000 -RASN OVC007 03/03 Q0993 R29/2/0055 NOSIG RMK QFE734/0979
UWKD 171500Z 23009G12MPS 9999 -RASN OVC008 03/02 Q0994 R29/2/0055 NOSIG RMK QFE735/0980

“The visibility was five thousand meters, the runway was dry. You cannot even imagine better conditions.”

NOTAMS:
A4677/13 – AD CLSD DUE TO TECR. 17 NOV 18:20 2013 UNTIL 18 NOV 08:00 2013. CREATED: 17 NOV 18:29 2013

Transport Prosecution Office has opened a criminal investigation.

The passenger list includes Alexander V. Antonov (regional head of Russia’s Federal Security Service) and Irek Minikhanov, son of the president of Tatarstan.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

RSS Plane Crash News

Blogroll

  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
August 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
  • Small Plane Crashes in Maryland; 2 Dead https://t.co/JuX4ZLt7dJ
    about 15 mins ago
  • ASL Airlines Belgium Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Liege https://t.co/KQEZfxzyRD
    about 16 mins ago
  • 3 dead after plane crash near Fort Simpson, N.W.T., 2 survivors treated | CBC News https://t.co/aHwG7PekUQ
    about 17 hours ago
  • Solaseed Air Flight Suffers Lightning Strike in Japan https://t.co/FYu0K2QtmC
    about 19 hours ago
  • Nordwind Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Antalya https://t.co/A3SYvQ7lro
    about 19 hours ago