UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

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.

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

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

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

The impact split the plane into three pieces.

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

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.

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

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

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside 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.

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

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

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

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

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

The ATR-72 has been involved in several accidents in past years. Most recently, one went down in bad weather in Cuba in November 2010, killing all 68 people on board. Cuban aviation officials said the investigation showed there was nothing wrong with the aircraft. In August 2009, an ATR-72 flown by Bangkok Airways skidded off the runway and crashed into a building after landing in stormy weather on the Thai resort island of Samui, killing the pilot and injuring seven people.

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair share price dropped 3.91 percent on news of the crash.

Russian aviation needs new flight training programs since Russian pilots and aircraft mechanics are unable to adapt to modern aircrafts which number keeps increasing.

Location: The Tyumen Region

11 thoughts on “UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen”

  1. 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?

    • 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. “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. “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?…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • 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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