Caution, slippery: plane skids runway in Moscow

The slippery winter season in Russia is not only affecting road traffic. It’s barely been a week since a plane rolled away of the stand in Domodedovo airport, when yet another plane was spotted sliding.

On February 6, 2019, Yamal Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95LR plane, flying from Tyumen (TJM) to Moscow (DME), overran the runway and crashed into a light tower in Domodedovo.

During the landing attempt, the plane skidded the runway and hit the airport light tower with a wing. The landing took place in a normal mode, Yamal Airlines press-service told RIA state news. But at some point, the pilot allegedly lost control over the aircraft and could not stop it.

As a result of the collision, none of 58 passengers on board or the cabin crew were injured, however, a tip and a slat of the right semi-wing were damaged. Moscow Interregional Investigation Department of Transport announced the investigation was ongoing, mentioning the ice on the runway as preliminary reason of the incident.

Earlier, on February 3, 2019, in Domodedovo airport, Airbus A321 was reported “slightly moving” across the aircraft stand where it was parked, reaching the unpaved surface.

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