Aviastar T204 at Moscow on Dec 25th 2020, autopilot failure forces diversion

Last Update: December 25, 2020 / 10:09:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
RA-64024

Aircraft Type
TUPOLEV Tu-214

ICAO Type Designator
T204

An Aviastar Tupolev TU-204 on behalf of DHL, registration RA-64024 performing freight flight 4B-952 from Leipzig (Germany) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 3 crew, was descending towards Moscow in low visibility and snowfall conditions when the autopilot failed prompting the crew to enter a hold at 3000 feet while troubleshooting the problem and waiting for better weather. After holding for about 45 minutes the crew decided to divert to Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) about 215nm east of Sheremetyevo, climbed to FL250 enroute and landed safely in Nizhny Novgorod about 100 minutes after stopping the descent into Moscow.

Metars Sheremetyevo:
UUEE 250900Z 15007MPS 120V180 1600 R06R/1600N R06C/1700U SN OVC008 M04/M05 Q1004 R06R/590336 R06C/590330 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250830Z 14006MPS 1100 R06R/1100N R06C/1100N SN OVC007 M04/M05 Q1004 R06R/590336 R06C/590336 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250800Z 13006MPS 1500 1300E R06R/1400N R06C/1400N SN OVC009 M03/M05 Q1004 WS R06R WS R06C R06R/590326 R06C/590336 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250730Z 13006MPS 1800 R06R/1800N SN OVC009 M03/M04 Q1005 R06R/590336 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250700Z 14006MPS 1300 1200E R06C/1300U SN OVC007 M03/M04 Q1005 R06C/590326 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250630Z 15006G12MPS 1600 1300NE R06R/1600D R06L/2000N SN OVC008 M02/M03 Q1005 R06R/590326 R06L/590330 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250600Z 15005MPS 1100 R06C/1100N R06L/1300U SN BKN006 M02/M03 Q1005 R06C/590326 R06L/590330 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250530Z 14005MPS 2500 -SN BR BKN008 M02/M03 Q1005 R06R/590336 R06C/590326 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250500Z 14006MPS 110V170 3300 -SN BR BKN008 M02/M03 Q1006 R06R/590336 R06C/590326 R06L/590335 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250430Z 15005MPS 3300 -SN BR OVC007 M02/M03 Q1006 R06R/590336 R06C/590326 R06L/590335 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250400Z 16005MPS 5000 -SN BR OVC008 M02/M03 Q1006 R06R/590336 R06C/590326 R06L/590335 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250330Z 15005MPS 4500 -SN BR SCT009 OVC019 M02/M03 Q1006 R06R/590335 R06C/590336 R06L/590340 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=
UUEE 250300Z 15006MPS 2300 R24L/P2000N -SN BR SCT006 OVC026 M02/M03 Q1007 RESHSN R24L/590336 R24C/590320 R24R/590245 TEMPO 0500 +SHSN BKN004 BKN010CB=

Metars Nizhny Novgorod:
UWGG 250900Z 20008MPS 9999 FEW016 M03/M07 Q1017 R18L/450145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250830Z 19006MPS 9999 SCT016 M03/M07 Q1017 R18L/450145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250800Z 19007MPS 9999 SCT016 M03/M07 Q1017 R18L/450145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250730Z 19006MPS 9999 SCT016 M02/M07 Q1018 R18L/450145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250700Z 19006MPS 9999 SCT020 M03/M07 Q1018 R18L/450145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250630Z 19005MPS 9999 SCT020 M03/M07 Q1017 R18L/450145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250600Z 19005MPS 9999 SCT020 M03/M07 Q1018 R18L/490240 NOSIG=
UWGG 250530Z 19007MPS 9999 OVC020 M03/M06 Q1018 R18L/490240 NOSIG=
UWGG 250500Z 19007MPS 9999 OVC020 M03/M06 Q1018 R18L/490240 NOSIG=
UWGG 250430Z 19007MPS 9999 -SN OVC013 M03/M06 Q1018 R18L/490240 TEMPO FZRA=
UWGG 250400Z 18006MPS 9999 OVC013 M03/M06 Q1018 R18L/490145 TEMPO FZRA=
UWGG 250330Z 18007MPS 9999 OVC013 M03/M06 Q1018 R18L/490145 NOSIG=
UWGG 250300Z 18006MPS 9999 OVC013 M04/M06 Q1018 R18L/490145 NOSIG=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
RA-64024
Country of Registration
Russia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Aircraft Model / Type
Tu-204S
ICAO Aircraft Type
T204
Serial Number
Engine Count
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
RA-64024

Aircraft Type
TUPOLEV Tu-214

ICAO Type Designator
T204

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