Date & Time: Mar 22, 2010 at 0235 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tupolev TU-204
Operator:
Registration:
RA-64011
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hurghada - Moscou
MSN:
14507413640
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
TUP1906
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5388
Captain / Total hours on type:
1868
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1973
Copilot / Total hours on type:
979
Aircraft flight hours:
18335
Aircraft flight cycles:
4795
Circumstances:
On approach to Moscow-Domodedovo Airport, visibility was low due to fog. Horizontal visibility on runway 14L threshold was 1,300 meters and vertical visibility was 60 meters. In flight, flight computer failed and crew continued the approach below minimums. Despite he was not able to have a visual contact with runway, captain decided to continue the approach and did not take the appropriate decision which consist to make a go around. Flying below the minimum safe altitude, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a dense wooded area some 1,450 meters short of runway. All eight occupants were injured, among them three seriously. Aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Crew performed an approach in below-minima weather conditions for an airplane with a defective flight computer. 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.
Final Report: