Last updated: 2. 11. 2019 23:42 CET
A Yamal Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 which was heading from Tyumen (Russia) to Saint Petersburg (Russia) was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failure on November 1st. Flight YC811 with 80 passengers and 6 crew members landed safely back in Tyumen. Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 reportedly lost an engine after striking a bird. It was not first Superjet 100-95 emergency landing this year.
On May 5th a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 operated by Aeroflot caught on fire while attempting an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. The plane heading for Murmansk made a hard landing with almost full fuel tanks which caused a fire that claimed the lives of 41 of the 78 people on board.
In the wake of the fatal Moscow accident Russia’s Federal Air Transport Regulator (Rosaviatsiya) ordered carriers to conduct a one-time inspection of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet. The inspections should have been conducted by airliners ‘within the shortest time possible’.
Largest operator of the Superjet 100 is Aeroflot with 49 Superjet 100 in service. Yamal Airlines has currently 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100-95s in its fleet.