11-FEB-2018 - Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148-100 accident: 71 dead
|Date:||Sunday 11 February 2018|
|C/n / msn:||27015040004|
|Engines:||2 Progress D-436-148|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 65 / Occupants: 65|
|Total:||Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 71|
|Airplane fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Stepanovskoye, Ramenskoye District ( Russia)|
|Phase:||En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Orsk Airport (OSW/UWOR), Russia|
Saratov Airlines flight 703, an Antonov An-148, was destroyed after impacting terrain near Stepanovskoye, Russsia. All 65 passengers and 6 crew members were killed.
The aircraft took off from runway 14R at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport at 14:21 hours local time (11:21 UTC). Last contact on flight tracking website Flightradar24 was 14:27 hours. Prior to that loss of contact, it was in a steep descent from 6400 feet according to ADS-B data.
The aircraft impacted a snowy field and disintegrated.
Weather about the time of departure at Domodedovo Airport included limited visibility (2100m) during light snowfall. Temperature was -5°C, overcast cloud deck at 2600 feet AGL.