Date & Time: Jun 30, 2008 at 1548 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Saint Petersburg - Moscow
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll, at a speed of 32 knots, the engine n°1 (a Soloviev D-30KU-154-II) exploded. The crew abandoned the takeoff procedure and started an emergency braking manoeuvre. The aircraft was stopped on the main runway and all 112 occupants evacuated safely. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair as several compressor elements punctured the engine n°1 nacelle, hit the fuselage and n°2 engine structure. A fire erupted on the left engine and destroyed the nacelle and a part of APU as well.
Left engine compressor disintegration during the takeoff roll.