UTAir B734 at Mineralnye Vody on Jun 28th 2012, passenger falls off stairs

Last Update: July 7, 2012 / 18:39:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 28, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
UTAir

Flight number
UT-395

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BIC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A UTAir Boeing 737-400, registration VQ-BIC performing flight UT-395 from Moscow Vnukovo to Vladikavkaz (Russia), had diverted to Mineralnye Vody (Russia) due to weather conditions at Vladikavkaz, landed safely in Mineralnye Vody and taxied to the stand, where passengers disembarked via stairs at about 15:00L (11:00Z). A male passenger (35) fell from the stairs, received serious head injuries and died two days later.

The aircraft reached Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on its return flight UT-396 with a delay of 4:20 hours as a result.

The Transport Prosecution Office in Mineralnye Vody reported the passenger had received traumatic brain injuries as result of his fall from the platform of the stairs. He died on Jun 30th in hospital care at Mineralnye Vody.

A fellow passenger reported the man had stepped out of the aircraft and leaned against the left hand banister (looking from the aircraft door towards the stairs) at the top platform, the banister opened and the man fell off the platform onto the tarmac.

A surveillance camera at the airport revealed the man jumped over the left banister.

Metars Mineralnye Vody:
URMM 281200Z 29007G10MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN021 OVC036CB 17/15 Q1011 NOSIG RMK / SC050
URMM 281130Z 30007G10MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN009 OVC036CB 16/14 Q1011 NOSIG RMK / SC050
URMM 281100Z 29007G09MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN013 OVC036CB 16/15 Q1011 NOSIG RMK / SC050
URMM 281030Z 29008G10MPS 9999 -SHRA BKN019 OVC036CB 16/14 Q1011 NOSIG RMK / SC050
URMM 281000Z 28007G11MPS 9999 BKN012 OVC036CB 16/15 Q1011 NOSIG RMK / SC050
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 28, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
UTAir

Flight number
UT-395

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BIC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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