Saratov Airlines’ plane crashes just outside of Moscow, Russia, 71 People feared dead

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  1. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    A passenger plane carrying 71 people has crashed in Russia, according to reports.

    The AN-148 aircraft had disappeared from radars shortly after taking off from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.

    An emergency services source told Tass news agency there were no survivors.

    It is reported to have crashed near Argunovo village in the Moscow region.

    The Emergencies Ministry said it had sent crews to the crash site.

    https://news.sky.com/story/plane-ca...rom-radar-after-take-off-from-moscow-11246077

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    The crashed Saratov Airlines’ An-148 has been spotted from the air in the countryside near Moscow, a rescue service source told Russia’s RIA news agency.

    "It is in the field in the Ramensky District. Rescuers have not reached the scene yet," the source said.

    The Saratov Airlines jet, which went off the radar earlier on Sunday, has been located in the countryside not far away from Moscow, a source in the local rescue services told RIA Novosti. Meanwhile, rescue teams are approaching the crash site on foot as they were unable to get there in their vehicles.

    https://www.rt.com/news/418472-plane-crash-site-emercom/
     
  2. CARIIS

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    Hi Gregg my aviation buddy!

    Breaking so who knows

    All aboard reported killed

    having trouble getting to site


    RUssia having big big snow issues

    50 miles from Moscow

    [FONT=&quot]Saratov Airlines flight [/FONT]#6W703[FONT=&quot]

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    Here is the playback

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/6w703#106596d0

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    Flightradar24 tweets that the aircraft was descending at 1,000m (3,300ft) per minute (60km/h, 38mph) five minutes after taking off.

    It looks like a horrid final few minutes -- look at the speed variations. Final decent was at 3300 ft mim

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43024235
     
  3. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    good lord

    at 800 ft they were going 23 mph

    throughout segment ( random times )

    losing 30 mph

    a bit later a loss of 50 mph suddenly

    quick gain of 80 mph

    wild speed fluctuations

    flight radar

    a lot of times witnesses describe fire or smoke we will see

    don't know for some reason it seems maybe eyewitness error?

    [FONT=&quot] Crashed close to Argunovo village.

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    video from crash site

    https://life.ru/t/новости/1087960/o...ieo_s_miesta_krushieniia_an-148_v_podmoskovie
     
  5. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    Thanks CARIIS reports are coming in from Russia that the plane collided with a postal service helicopter.
     
  6. CARIIS

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    RT is starting to back off that

    bad weather confirmed

    was in heavy snowfall during boarding

    not confirmed it does appear it was decided before departure

    flat crash terrain

    6 crew

    Carrier has had some issues

    in 2015 they found someone flying the plane that was not supposed to be flying airplanes?

    Were banned for a bit

    series 100B model

    [FONT=&amp] aircraft is RA-61704

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    they added four of this type in April 2017- -- she was used by another carrier before being leased to them 704 was one of the APril 17 leases .

    around 10 years old


    One of the 4 leased is parked and used as backup parts

    They launched use of this airpcraft in dec before adding the 4 in April

    opened a dedicated line station for the type

    used for transporting shift workers to oil and gas fields

    carrier’s main base at Saratov, which features a full-scale MRO facility qualified on the type, (basically the repair shop for this aircraft is there!)

    carrier had not yet accumulated much exerience on the type, he was delighted with the “great attitude towards these aircraft”: “We experienced some difficulties in the beginning, but we were treated very nicely by everyone, Most carriers do when adding a new type

    Saratov Airlines lists two Embraer E195s and five Yakovlev Yak-42Ds

    Leased aircraft

    still having problems getting to site

    in air about 7 minutes

    pilot did request emergency landing at a different airport prior to crash

    infant killed

    Some of the initial helicopter reports might have been caused mail was in the debris feild now ruled out

    RT


    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43024235

    http://www.rusaviainsider.com/saratov-airlines-completes-148-fleet-expansion/
     
  7. MelmothTheLost

    MelmothTheLost Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't another aircraft show up on Flightradar though? I know the oilfield service choppers in the North Sea show up on it.
     
  8. gregjrichards

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    Apologies. Now it’s being reported that the plane’s engine exploded and no helicopter was involved.
     
  9. DAnthrplgst

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    I hope Vlad has an alibi, planes seem to crash when they are carrying someone Vladimir is upset with.
     
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    BBM.....I cannot imagine the sheer horror & terror of being trapped on a burning plane. Those poor passengers. Prayers for all.
     
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    I have been reading comments on two Spanish newspapers and speculation is along those lines too coupled with the fact the airline company's headquarters is located in Saratov, the place which Russian planes bombarding ISIS' Syrian enclaves leave from every day and the F-16 which went down yesterday in Syria.

    So many wild theories on my country's newspapers and all of it convoluted...

    RIP passengers and crew. Such a tragedy :(
     
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    That was my first thought when I heard of this. Who was on the plane.
     
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  16. EuTuCroquet?

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    Thank you for your updates, CARIIS!!
     
  17. emirates1957

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    Indeed greg and cariis are all over it. Thanks once again.
     
  18. gregjrichards

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    In a statement released on Monday, the State Investigation Committee said it had determined important details. The plane was intact as it fell, it said; there was no evidence of a fire; and any explosion happened only after the plane began losing altitude.

    This contradicted early claims made by local witnesses to The Independent, who suggested the plane fell apart while still in the air.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...ight-703-disaster-what-happened-a8206856.html
     
  19. AzPistonsGirl

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    EVERYTHING IS NOT A CONSPIRACY. Accidents happen.
     
  20. CARIIS

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    Do Russian airlines still have a safety problem?




    [FONT=&amp]Wreckage from the plane was reported to be spread over a large area

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    [FONT=&amp] investigators saying the pilot had reported a technical malfunction on board the plane and asked for clearance for an emergency landing at the nearby Zhukovsky International Airport. However, officials are yet to confirm this.

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    [FONT=&amp]looking into whether one of the engines on the An-148 had exploded just 10 minutes after take-off.

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    [FONT=&amp]Ill-fated plane was seven-years-old

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-truths/are-russia-airlines-safe/[FONT=&amp]


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