Saratov Airlines Flight 703

Saratov Airlines Flight 703
Photograph of the accident aircraft
RA-61704, the aircraft involved in the crash, seen at Moscow Domodedovo Airport in May 2017
Accident summary
Date 11 February 2018 (2018-02-11)
Summary Under investigation
Site near Stepanovskoye, Moscow Oblast
55°17′59″N 38°23′25″E / 55°17′59″N 38°23′25″E / 55.29972; 38.39028
Passengers 65
Crew 6
Fatalities 71
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Antonov An-148-100B
Operator Saratov Airlines
Registration RA-61704
Flight origin Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, Russia
Destination Orsk Airport, Orsk, Russia

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 (6W703/SOV703) [a] was a domestic passenger flight from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Orsk Airport in Russia. On 11 February 2018, the aircraft serving the flight, an Antonov An-148-100B, crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 71 people on board — 65 passengers and 6 crew.

The crash followed 438 days without fatalities on commercial passenger jets worldwide; the previous fatal accident involving a jet airliner conducting a passenger flight was the crash of an Avro RJ85 operating as LaMia Flight 2933 on 28 November 2016. [1] [2]

Aircraft

The aircraft involved in the accident was an Antonov An-148-100B built by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association, [3] registration RA-61704, MSN 27015040004, powered by two Progress D-436 engines. It first flew in May 2010 and was registered to Rossiya Airlines on 23 June 2010. It had been involved in two previous minor incidents in service; an engine was shut down on 28 July 2013 after it surged in flight, and it suffered a nose wheel failure on take-off on 23 August 2013. The aircraft had been leased to Saratov Airlines in February 2017, a year prior to the crash. [4]

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