An-124 transport aircraft made an emergency landing at Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport “Ruslan”. The plane rolled off the runway (runway), having received serious damage to one of the engines, as well as the fuselage and landing gear.
According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, crash landing caused by engine problems. The plane was supposed to fly from Novosibirsk to Vienna, but immediately after take-off due to problems, it was decided to return. The pilot-in-command reported a refusal and requested an emergency landing.
During landing, damage to the left landing gear and tires occurred, after which the plane rolled out of the GDP. According to the crew commander, the plane was planted blindly, the crew had no communication as with dispatchers, and inside the cabin.
The plane is completely de-energized. That is, not to the external, no internal communication - no way. And there was no in-cab communication. 300 meters gained only (…) We didn't even have time to remove the flaps. Only the chassis was removed
– he said.
Eyewitnesses to the incident reported, that fragments of the plane's engine were found outside the GDP, they started to separate from the plane, when he was still in the air.
On board the An-124 was 14 human, none of them was hurt. A commission with the participation of representatives of the Federal Air Transport Agency will be engaged in clarifying the circumstances of the incident. On this fact, the West Siberian Investigative Department for Transport of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case.