Today (13NOV20), a Volga Dnepr Airlines AN-124-100 freighter aircraft skidded off the runway of Siberian Novosibirsk Tolmachevo International Airport, following an uncontained engine failure. 14 people were on board, but no injuries reported.
The emergency landing of flight VDA4066 at Novosibirsk airport could have ended badly. During the freighter’s ascent shortly after midday local time, an engine failure occurred at a height of
around 550 meters, seen on videos showing smoke trailing from the defunct turbine.
The AN-124-100, registered as RA-82042, was on its way from Seoul, South Korea, to Vienna, Austria, after having made a technical stop at Novosibirsk, Russia. Besides the cockpit staff and the accompanying technical crew members, 83.5 tons of cargo, mainly automotive parts, were on board the charter flight.
Following the engine explosion, the pilots immediately decided to return to the airport of departure, but upon landing the aircraft overran runway 25 and broke its nose gear. Local spectators report that engine shrapnel crashed through the roof of a warehouse located in the vicinity of the airport, luckily without injuring anybody. The missing cowling belonging to engine #2 was found in a field.
After the emergency landing, all crew members were examined by medical personnel and most importantly none were injured. “At the moment, we are cooperating with the aviation authorities and Novosibirsk airport with respect to this event and will thoroughly analyze the situation accordingly,” states Igor Aksenov, General Director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, in a press release. At this point in time it is not known if the aircraft has to be written off or if the damages allow the AN-124 freighter to be repaired.
Novosibirsk Tomachevo International has not yet reported the incident on their site.
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Rayhan ahmed (Monday, 16 November 2020 02:49)
Whatever course of action takes
Place this AN124 100 should be
Repaired . But VD already has problems
With genuine parts during heavy D
Checks ... how will they have the
Capacity to repair this aircraft with
Heavy structural damage as seen in
The picture .
I would like this question answered
By the base maintenance manager
Of VD is this aircraft repairable were
The AN 124100 are now in a end
Of life mode with the modifications.
However I have not had the pleasure
Of ramp handling this aircraft but if
You have ramp handled the B 747
And the A380 you would have some
Clear idea in what one is expecting
Were a large number of ramp crew
Would be needed for the AN 124 100
Compared to the A380 / B747 were
The total ramp crew would be 4 .