A UTAir Boeing 737-500, registration VQ-BPS performing flight UT-535 from Moscow Vnukovo to Usinsk (Russia) with 94 passengers and 6 crew, was on final approach to Usinsk’s runway 13 at about 12:21L (09:21Z) but touched down hard about 15 meters ahead of paved surface of the runway and went through heaps of snow. Both main gear struts collapsed, the aircraft skidded on its nose gear and belly to a stand still off the runway causing damage to a wing resulting in a fuel spill. No fire broke out. The passengers evacuated via slides and overwing exits. The aircraft received substantial damage. There are claims of one or two injured passengers.
The airline reported the ILS and approach lights were out of service. However, the approach to Usinsk was possible with the assistance by ATC.
No Metars are available for Usinsk.
According to local weather data the winds were blowing from 150 degrees at 6 m/s (11 knots) gusting 11 m/s (20 knots), temperature was -21 degrees C, dew point -23 degrees C, visibility 1100 meters, QNH 1063 hPa, RVR 1700, 1100 and 1400 meters, cloud ceiling 450 meters/1500 feet.
According to NOTAMs both ILS and approach lights runway 13 were not operative.
On Feb 10th 2020 the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) announced they have formed a commission to investigate the accident. The commission has already started to work. According to available information so far there had been no injuries, the aircraft received damage.
(TS6225 / 19 NOTAMR TS3631 / 19
SH) UUYY / SHLAAS / IZH / NBO / A / 000/999 / 6600Ñ05722Â003
A) UUYS B) 1912130810 C) 2005151500 RAS4
E) Runway 13: LIGHTS OF APPROXIMATION DO NOT WORK.)
(TS0127 / 20 NOTAMR TS6431 / 19
SH) UUYY / SHCHIGAS / I / NBO / A / 000/999 / 6600Ñ05722Â015
A) UUYS B) 2001140610 C) 2002141500 RAS4
E) RUN 13: ILS TIME DOES NOT WORK ).