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Accident description
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Status:Preliminary
Date:22 MAR 2010
Time:02:35
Type:Tupolev 204-100
Operator:Aviastar-TU
Registration: RA-64011
C/n / msn: 14507413640
First flight: 1993
Engines: 2 Soloviev PS-90A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME) (Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Hurghada Airport (HRG/HEGN), Egypt
Destination airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Flightnumber:1906
Narrative:
A Tupolev 204-100 passenger jet, registered RA-64011, was destroyed when it crash-landed in a forest while on approach to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME), Russia. The airplane operated Aviastar-TU flight flight TUP1906 on a ferry service from Hurghada Airport (HRG), Egypt. All eight crew members surived the accident.
The flight operated on a passenger service from Moskva-Domodedovo Airport to Hurghada the day before, carrying 210 passengers. Shortly after takeoff the crew noticed a burning smell in the cabin and returned to Domodedovo. An electric heater had malfunctioned. The flight continued to Egypt after repairs had been accomplished.
The return flight to Moscow was a ferry flight without passengers or cargo. Three flight crew members, an engineer and four flight attendants were on board.

Weather reported about the time of the accident (23:34 UTC / 02:35 local):
UUDD 212330Z 16003MPS 0100 R14R/0450N R14L/0700U FG VV001 03/02Q1002 64290050 14290045 NOSIG= [Wind 160 degrees at 3 m/sec; 100 m visibility; vertical visibility 100 ft.; temperature 3 degrees C, dewpoint 2 degrees C; runway visual range for runway 14R: 450 m, Not changing significantly and for runway 14L: 700 m improving]
UUDD 220000Z 17003MPS 0250 R32R/0700N FG VV001 02/02 Q100282290045 NOSIG=


Sources:
» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
» Federal Agency for Air Transport

Photos
photo of Tupolev 204-100 RA-64011
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hurghada Airport (HRG/HEGN) to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD) as the crow flies is 3137 km (1961 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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