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FATA Report, Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268 Jet Crash Do To Break Failure
By Mike Mitchell

December 30, 2012 - The Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) of Russia, (also known as Rosaviatsia) the agency which is responsible for overseeing the civil aviation industry has released a preliminary cause for the Red Wings Airlines TU-204 jet crash on Saturday that killed five onboard. 

On December 29, at about 4:35 PM a Red Wings Airlines, Flight 9268, a Tupolev Tu-204-100В crashed after the jets brakes failed to slow the aircraft down upon landing on runway 19 at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport.  

The TU-204 jet finally stopped about 1,200 feet past the runway end, the jet skidded off the runway and ended up on a crowed highway in three pieces.

The right wing caught on fire and it took firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish the flames. The plane's cockpit area was sheared off from the fuselage and the tail section partly torn away. The crash occurred amid snow and winds gusting up to 30 mph.


Flight 9268 was a non-revenue repositioning flight originating from Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic. Onboard were eight crew members of which five were killed and the other three seriously injured. Today FATA’s chief Alexander Neradko reported that a preliminary examination of the aircraft's flight data recorder indicated that Flight 9268 touched down in the proper landing area, however the aircrafts braking system on RA-64047 appeared to have failed. 

The Tupolev Tu-204 is a twin-engine medium-range jet airliner capable of carrying 210 passengers, designed by Tupolev and produced by Aviastar SP and Kazan Aircraft Production Association. First introduced in 1989, it is considered to be broadly equivalent to the Boeing 757 and has competitive performance and fuel efficiency in its class. It was developed for Aeroflot as a replacement for the medium-range Tupolev Tu-154 trijet. The latest version, with significant upgrades and improvements, is the Tu-204SM, which performed its first flight on December 29, 2010.



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