Ikar E190 near Nizhny Novgorod on Feb 6th 2021, cracked windshield

Last Update: February 7, 2021 / 19:56:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EO-339

Aircraft Registration
VP-BZJ

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Ikar Airlines Embraer ERJ-190, registration VP-BZJ performing flight EO-339 (dep Feb 5th) from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Magnitogorsk (Russia) with 61 passengers on board, was enroute at FL330 about 60nm west of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) when the captain's windshield cracked prompting the crew to descend the aircraft to FL090 levelling off about 12 minutes later and divert to Nizhny Novgorod. The aircraft entered holds at FL090 and FL070 and landed safely in Nizhny Novgorod about one hour after leaving FL330.

A replacement ERJ-190 registration VP-BZG reached Magnitogorsk with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Nizhny Novgorod about 45 hours after landing.

Volga's Transport Investigation Department reported they are looking into the emergency landing forced by cracks developing in the windshield of the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EO-339

Aircraft Registration
VP-BZJ

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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