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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 24 August 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic T204 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 204S
Registration: RA-64021
C/n / msn: 1450742964021
First flight: 2000
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Noril'sk Airport (NSK) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Noril'sk Airport (NSK/UOOO), Russia
Aviastar-TU flight 4B9625 suffered a hard landing on runway 01 at Norilsk Airport (NSK), Russia.
Preliminary information from the investigation shows that the aircraft bounced on touchdown. The spoilers then automatically extended, after which the aircraft landed hard with an acceleration of +3,05G.
The aircraft taxied to the parking position, where examination revealed that the rear spar of the wing sustained substantial damage.


» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)

METAR Weather report:
04:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
UOOO 240400Z 01006MPS 2800 -SHRA BR OVC007CB 08/08 Q0998 R19/29//45 TEMPO 0700 FG VV002 RMK QFE733

05:00 UTC / 12:00 local time:
UOOO 240500Z 01005MPS 5000 2400SW -SHRA BR BKN011CB 07/06 Q0998 R01/29//39 TEMPO 0700 FG VV002 RMK QFE733


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Noril'sk Airport as the crow flies is 2853 km (1783 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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