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Video: Russian Alrosa TU-154 takeoff from abandoned airstrip – repaired after crash-landing
24 March 2011

Video: Russian Alrosa TU-154 takeoff from abandoned airstrip – repaired after crash-landing

24 March 2011

On September 7, 2010 and Alrosa Tupolev 154M operated on a flight from Polyarnyj Airport (PYJ), Russia to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME). At an altitude of 10,600m in the region of town of Usinsk the Tu-154 lost all of its electrical systems including radio and navigation systems, flaps and fuel pumps. After emergency decent below cloud […]

Russia threatens to ground Tupolev 154M

17 March 2011

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency is considering to ground all Tupolev 154M aircraft by July 2011 if certain modifications are not made. The Agency reported 10 cases of power supply failure of, seven of which were due to battery overheating. Cases of fuel system malfunction were also noted. The manufacturer should issue mandatory changes to […]

Report: Pressure to land in below-minima weather conditions caused Polish President plane crash

12 January 2011

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee published the final report of their investigation into the April 2010 accident of a Polish Air Force Tupolev TU-154M that killed Polish President Kaczynski and 95 others. The airplane departed Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW), Poland at 07:27 local time, carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, several Members of Parliament, President of […]

Temporary ban on Tupolev 154B flights in Russia following accident

2 January 2011

The Russian Federal Transport Oversight Agency, Rostransnadzor, proposed a temporary suspension of all Tupolev 154B flights in Russia. The decision was taken one day after a fatal accident in Surgut in which three passengers were killed. A fire erupted in Tupolev 154B shortly after startup before a regular passenger flight to Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Rostransnadzor states that it conducted “a […]

Polish Presidential Tupolev 154M crashes at Smolensk

10 April 2010

A Tupolev 154M passenger jet, operated the Polish Air Force, was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Smolensk Air Base in poor visibility. All on board were killed in the accident, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski. The airplane departed Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW), Poland, carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, several Members of Parliament, […]