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Red Wings Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Fire

Red Wings Airlines flight WZ-808 had to return and make an emergency landing in Ufa, Russia, on August 22nd.

The plane took off for Sochi, Russia, but had to turn back due to an engine fire.

The plane landed safely. All two hundred and fifteen passengers and seven crew members remained unharmed.

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

Red Wings AirlinesRed 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 remained unhurt.

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Five Killed in Sudan Military Plane Crash

A Sudanese military plane crashed in El Obied, North Kurdufan, Sudan, on April 30th.

The Soviet-era Antonov 26 plane went down when it was attempting to land at the El Obied airport.

There were five crew members aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash.

Army officials said the crash was caused by technical issues.

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 Feb 4 to ground the airline. If it is truly unsafe, why is it not immediately grounded? Why wait?

Rosaviatsia has said it had found various violations, and claims the airline’s financial problems prevent adequate fleet maintenance.

The airline is owned by Alexander Lebedev who is affiliated with the Novaya Gazeta; his son owns Britain’s The Independent and Evening Standard.

Lebedev said the suspension is unfounded, that his airline was unfairly targeted, a political move, and a campaign against Tu-204 planes.

On January 31, Rosaviatsia officials questioned if Tupolev Tu-204 airliners should have been grounded after Tu-204 reverser failure at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport resulted in an accident that killed 5 Red Wings crew and injured 3.

On December 29, 2013, a Red Wings Tu-204 crashed on landing after overrunning runway 19 when engine thrust reverser shells to fail to deploy at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport. 8 crew aboard, 5 fatalities, 3 injuries.

On December 20, 2012, a Red Wings Tupolev Tu-204-100V skidded off the runway during landing at Tolmachevo Airport . No fatalities.

On May 24, 2009, a Red Wings Tupolev Tu-204 developed fuel system problems and diverted to Krasnodar. No fatalities.

On August 2, 2008, a Red Wings Tupolev Tu-204 made an emergency landing in Minsk after an engine failure. No fatalities.

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 have started analysing the flight recorders.
Nose sections of the aircraft have been removed to a hangar used by the VARZ-400 maintenance company

Reports are that the runway was inspected an hour and a half before the flight landed and overrun it. Speculation is that there may have been a braking (thrust reverser) issue.

On Dec 31st 2012 Rosaviatsia released a modification to the aircraft operations manual requiring flight crew to apply reverse thrust only if the engine is operating

Application of reverse thrust is prohibited on a malfunctioning engine.

To apply reverse thrust the engine should be pulled to idle for 1-2 seconds, then command reverse thrust at minimum thrust, verify yellow “thrust reverser unlocked” followed by green “REV” indications appear, only then apply high reverse thrust. Rosaviatsia reported there have been a number of cases where the green “REV” indication did not appear (editorial note: there have been rumours since the Dec 20th overrun, that the crew had applied reverse thrust, the reverser however had not opened and at least one of the engine was delivering full forward thrust instead).

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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 the proper landing area but for some reason was unable to stop on the runway.

Initially traffic controllers refused to authorise landing, and the plane had to circle the airport. Fire trucks were not on standby; they were undergoing maintenance and were nearly an hour late.

The captain, copilot, flight engineer and one flight attendant were killed. Two died on the scene, one died en route in the ambulance, and one died at the hospital. Four crew survived with serious injuries. Pieces of the plane caught fire.

The plane overran the runway and struck the M3 highway embankment, breaking into three parts. The fuselage landed on the highway 320 meters from the end of the runway. A BBC report said the aircraft was in several pieces, with the cockpit on the highway. Kiev Highway and Vnukovo Airport were both shut down temporarily.

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Red Wing Emergency Landing

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Contact photographer Ignatiy Savranskiy

What: Red Wings Tupolev Tu-204 en route from Omsk to Moscow
Where: Omsk
When: Jan 19 2010 8:45 p.m. Moscow time
Who: 207 passengers
Why: After takeoff, the bay door of the front landing gear failed to close. The pilots made a successful return to Omsk, and landed safely, with emergency vehicles on standby.

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Red Wings Emergency Landing In Moscow

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Contact Photographer Vala

What: Red Wings Airlines Tupolev TU-204 en route from Nizhny Novgorod to Antalya
Where: Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport.
When: Saturday 6:40 p.m.
Who: 208 passengers (also reported as 200)
Why: After experiencing an engine problem, the crew burned fuel and landed safely at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. No injuries were reported.

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