05-MAY-2019 – Aeroflot Russian International Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B accident: 41 dead

Status: Preliminary
Date: Sunday 5 May 2019
Time: 18:30
Type: Silhouette image of generic SU95 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B
Operator: Aeroflot Russian International Airlines
Registration: RA-89098
C/n / msn: 95135
First flight: 2017
Engines: 2 PowerJet SaM146
Crew: Fatalities: 1/ Occupants: 5
Passengers: Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 73
Total: Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 78
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport: Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russia
Flightnumber: SU1492

Aeroflot flight 1492, a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B, returned to land at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia. A fire erupted and all occupants evacuated on the runway. Officials confirmed that 13 occupants had died.
The aircraft took off from Sheremetyevo Airport’s runway 24C at 18:03 hours local time on a scheduled service to Murmansk. Unconfirmed media reports suggest that the aircraft was hit by lightning on departure. Cumulonimbus clouds were present near the airfield at 6000 feet.
The flight crew elected to return to the airport aircraft circled back. About 18:17 the aircraft overshot the runway centreline. Altitude at that time was about 2400 feet. The aircraft continued the right hand turn, completed a circle and proceeded on the final approach. CCTV footage shows the aircraft bouncing on the runway after what looks like an initial touch down. After the second touchdown flames erupted and engulfed the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft slid to a stop on the grass between runway 24L and two taxiways. An emergency evacuation was then carried out.

METAR Weather report:

15:00 UTC / 18:00 local time:
UUEE 051500Z 14003G08MPS 9999 FEW060CB 17/13 Q1012 R24L/290045 R24C/290045 NOSIG

15:30 UTC / 18:30 local time:
UUEE 051530Z 17007MPS 9999 SCT060CB 17/11 Q1012 R24L/290045 R24C/290045 NOSIG

16:00 UTC / 19:00 local time:
UUEE 051600Z 16004MPS 9999 -SHRA SCT055CB 16/11 Q1012 R24L/290045 R24C/290045 NOSIG