11 UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

Posted on April 3, 2012 by


On April 2nd, 2012 an UTair turboprop with 43 people on board was to fly to a Siberian town of Surgut but crashed within minutes of takeoff from Tyumen killing at least 31 people.

Those who survived were helicoptered to a nearby hospital. It was later announced that some of them died.

The impact split the plane into three pieces.

Investigators focus on the possibility of a technical malfunction as an eyewitness reported seeing smoke coming from the engines as the aircraft came down. It can be also blamed on the pilot’s error.

The Surgut-bound plane crashed shortly after taking off from Roschino International Airport, about 30 km from the Siberian city of Tyumen.

The plane’s two black boxes have been found, officials said. They also say connection with UTair’s ATR-72 aircraft was lost just three minutes after it took off.

The plane was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down.

UTair has three ATR-72 planes. The crashed plane was built in France and was registered in Britain. The engine was produced in Canada.

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11 Responses to “UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen”

  1. anyam says:

    If the black box can survive a crash like that… Then why don’t they make planes from the same material as the black box?

    • ptc says:

      You cannot build a plane from steel used to make tanks. It will weight 1000 tons.

    • jeffrey pigden says:

      They do, unfortunately, the passengers want to be comfortable so they leave open space & windows & seatbelts & food carts & luggage & other stuff. All this means the plane breaks up while the black box (it’s actually orange) survives!

  2. (r)evolutionist says:

    “UTair share price dropped 3.91 percent on news of the crash.” Thanks for giving all the heartless, corrupt, dreamless, vile wealthy that heads-up on their investments.

  3. Czarina Mona says:

    Lots of snow still on the ground and almost no charring or torn up turf. Very odd.

  4. Ras_Man says:

    Anayam, looks like you are very far from Aircraft Engeneeging.

  5. BC says:

    “The crashed plane was built in France and was registered in Britain”

    Well not at the time of the crash it wasn’t – VP registration means BERMUDA. Why are so many Russian aircraft registered in Bermuda? And why does Bermuda ring a bell?…

  6. dagar says:

    Black boxes are not made of some magic material. They are make of steel & aluminum, just like planes. But a plane that was indestructible would be far too heavy to fly.

  7. p51d007 says:

    I don’t trust the ATR aircraft. There was one that went down in Indiana (USA) years ago that was caused by ice build up on the wings. The ATR series as a very thin, narrow cord wing which does not produce a lot of lift. You have to go pretty fast to produce lift. If the wings stalled due to a build up of ice, engine problem that reduced speed, it could have brought it down.

  8. prince says:

    Well, the plane is build in France, registered in Britain and Engine made in Canada, it sounds like a crap plane already.
    Beside that Russian aviation is a big joke today, they quality control is worse than China and some third world country.
    Seems like Russia will be slipping into stone age when tyrant like Putin rule the country.

    • ayaa says:

      Hmm. A FA-18 just crashed into a residence in the USA. The only obvious conclusion is that the American aviation industry has gone to waste. lol.

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