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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 22 mars 2010
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic T204 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-204-100
Immatriculation: RA-64011
Numéro de série: 14507413640
Année de Fabrication: 1993
Heures de vol:18335
Moteurs: 2 Soloviev PS-90A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2 km (1.3 milles) N of Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME) (   Fédération de Russie)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Hurghada Airport (HRG/HEGN), Egypte
Aéroport de destination:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Fédération de Russie
Numéro de vol:1906
A Tupolev 204-100 passenger jet, registered RA-64011, was destroyed when it crash-landed in a forest while on approach to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME), Russia. The airplane operated Aviastar-TU flight TUP1906 on a ferry service from Hurghada Airport (HRG), Egypt. All eight crew members survived the accident.
The flight operated on a passenger service from Moskva-Domodedovo Airport to Hurghada the day before, carrying 210 passengers. Shortly after takeoff at 01:20, the crew noticed a burning smell in the cabin and returned to Domodedovo. An uneventful landing was carried out at 03:08. The problem turned out to be an electric heater that had malfunctioned. The flight continued to Egypt at 13:34 after repairs had been accomplished.
The return flight to Moscow was a ferry flight without passengers or cargo. Three flight crew members, an engineer and four flight attendants were on board when the airplane departed Hurghada at 19:00.
On approach to Moscow the flight was cleared for a runway 14L ILS-approach. Weather was reported to the crew as: visibility at the beginning of runway 1300, mid-600, at the end of 550 m, vertical visibility 60 m, wind 170 degrees, at 2 m/sec. The airplane descended until it struck trees, cutting a swath trough the forest. It came to rest 1450 m short of the runway threshold and 150 m further to the right of the runway.

Probable Cause:

Investigators concluded that the flight crew conducted an approach to the airport in below-minima weather conditions for an airplane with a defective flight control computer system. They failed to execute a go-around when failing to obtain visual contact with the ground.
Contributing factors were:
- Insufficient training of the crew to perform approaches at or near weather minima;
- Lack of control over the activities of the crew, which led to poor resource management (CRM) of the captain;
- Failure of the flight control computer system, which led to an increase in the allowed weather minima of the aircraft;
- Failure of captain to divert to another airport;
- Failure of captain to decide about a missed approach when there was visual contact with the approach lights;
- Failure of the co-pilot to call for a missed approach;
- Unsatisfactory interaction in the crew, resulting in a descent below safe altitude.
Failure of the flight control computer system in flight (most likely due to unstable radio altimeters at altitudes exceeding their operating range) and the impossibility of "removal" of failure on this plane because of the lack of buttons to simulate the compression of the undercarriage, and inadequate crew training, and possibly fatigue, led to a significant increase of mental and emotional stress in which it it is not possible to make the best decision for the successful completion of the flight.

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photo of Tupolev-Tu-204-100-RA-64011
accident date: 22-03-2010
type: Tupolev Tu-204-100
registration: RA-64011
photo of Tupolev-Tu-204-100-RA-64011
accident date: 22-03-2010
type: Tupolev Tu-204-100
registration: RA-64011
photo of Tupolev-Tu-204-100-RA-64011
accident date: 22-03-2010
type: Tupolev Tu-204-100
registration: RA-64011

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Hurghada Airport et Moskva-Domodedovo Airport est de 3137 km (1961 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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