Red Wings T204 at Ufa on Aug 22nd 2018, engine fire

Last Update: August 22, 2018 / 13:27:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Red Wings

Flight number
WZ-808

Departure
Ufa, Russia

Destination
Sochi, Russia

Aircraft Registration
RA-64050

Aircraft Type
TUPOLEV Tu-214

ICAO Type Designator
T204

A Red Wings Tupolev TU-204, registration RA-64050 performing flight WZ-808 from Ufa to Sochi (Russia) with 215 passengers and 7 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Ufa's runway 14R when just before rotation the left hand engine (PS90A) surged. The crew continued takeoff, stopped the climb at about 1500 feet AGL, an under cowl fire became visible through gaps in the engine cowl emitting smoke, fire and sparks, and returned to Ufa for a safe landing on runway 14R about 5 minutes after departure. The passengers were evacuated via slides, while emergency services foamed the aircraft and engine. No injuries are being reported.

The airline reported the aircraft made a comfortable return to Ufa following a technical malfunction. Firefighting was in place upon landing, the aircraft was evacuated. A replacement aircraft is being dispatched to take the passengers to Sochi.

Rosaviatsia (Russia's Civil Aviation Authority) reported during the takeoff run the left hand engine (PS-90A) was surging, during climb out the tower informed the flight crew about fire from the left hand engine. The crew however did not receive any fire indication and the automatic fire suppression system did not work. The crew shut the engine down and engaged the fire suppression manually. Emergency services needed to put out the fire after landing, the passengers were evacuated through the right hand (emergency) doors via slides. There were no injuries. A commission has been set up to investigate the occurrence.

Volga's Transport Prosecution Office also set up an investigation into the engine fire reporting the fire broke out at about 200 meters of height (660 feet) while the aircraft was climbing out of Ufa. The aircraft returned to Ufa and was evacuated. Emergency services put out the fire. The passengers were provided with medical and psychological assistance and were supplied with drinks and food while waiting for the replacement aircraft. A replacement aircraft departed with a delay of about 6:10 hours.

A replacement TU-204 registration RA-64017 reached Sochi with a delay of 6:15 hours without 58 passengers, who refused to fly following their experience.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
RA-64050
Country of Registration
Russia
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Manufacturer
Aircraft Model / Type
Tu-204-100V-04
ICAO Aircraft Type
T204
Serial Number
Engine Count
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Red Wings

Flight number
WZ-808

Departure
Ufa, Russia

Destination
Sochi, Russia

Aircraft Registration
RA-64050

Aircraft Type
TUPOLEV Tu-214

ICAO Type Designator
T204

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