Crash of an Airbus A321-211 in Moscow

Date & Time: Aug 15, 2019 at 0615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VQ-BOZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Simferopol
MSN:
2117
YOM:
2003
Flight number:
U6178
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
226
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Moscow-Zukhovski Airport runway 12, while climbing to an altitude of 750 feet in excellent weather conditions, the airplane collided with a flock of birds (sea gulls). Some of them were ingested by both engines that lost power. It was later reported by the crew that the left engine stopped almost immediately while the right engine lost power and run irregularly. Unable to maintain a positive rate of climb, the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in a cornfield. The airplane belly landed approximately 3,5 km past the runway end and slid for dozen meters before coming to rest with its both engines partially torn off. All 233 occupants were able to evacuate the cabin and it is reported that 23 people were slightly injured.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-62 in Moscow

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1965
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-06156
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow – Tashkent – Ashgabat
MSN:
3 00 01
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
17
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a test flight from Moscow to Ashgabat with an intermediate stop at Tashkent Airport. The takeoff was attempted with a total weight near the MTOW. After liftoff, the airplane nosed up then lost speed and height. At a height of 4-5 meters, the airplane struck a concrete wall, stalled then crashed in flames. Ten crew members were killed while seven others were injured. The aircraft, first prototype built in 1962, was destroyed. It made its first successful test flight on January 2, 1963.