Four people injured after SSJ 100 aircraft rolls off runway in Yakutia

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Yakutia airlines that was completing a Ulan-Ude-Yakutsk flight has rolled off the runway after landing. This reported by Sputnik.

There were 91 passengers and 5 crew members onboard the plane. Four passengers requested medical assistance.

A criminal case has been initiated into the accident with the Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Yakutia airlines about a possible violation of safety rules on air transport, according to the official Telegram channel of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

The investigators have examined the scene of the incident, appointed judicial medical tests as well as questioned participants and witnesses to the accident.

Four people injured after SSJ 100 aircraft rolls off runway in Yakutia

The investigators have examined the scene of the incident, appointed judicial medical tests as well as questioned participants and witnesses to the accident.

According to the statement of Russia’s civil aviation watchdog Rosaviatsiya, the incident occurred at 21:21 Moscow time.

A preliminary investigation is now being conducted by airport staff and Rosaviatsiya’s local department, in cooperation with law-enforcement agencies.

A source close to the Yakutia air carrier told TASS that ice on the airport’s runway is being considered as a possible cause of the mishap.

“According to initial data, the runway was probably covered with ice, that’s why the plane skidded off the runway during landing,” the source said. “As a result, the landing gear’s legs were damaged.”

The airport was temporarily closed, with all incoming flights being diverted to an alternate airport in the city of Chulman, in Republic of Yakutia’s Neryungri district.

The flights resumed on Wednesday morning. According to earlier reports, arrivals of ten planes and departure of four were delayed as a result.

RUSSIAN AVIATION NEWS

October 14th, 2018
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