Yakutia B738 near Rostov on Jul 22nd 2017, smoke on board

Last Update: July 22, 2017 / 21:39:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
R3-772

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BMP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Yakutia Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BMP performing flight R3-772 from Simferopol (Ukraine) to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) with 170 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 95nm southwest of Rostov on Don (Russia) when the crew decided to divert to Rostov reporting smoke on board. The aircraft performed a rather normal descent and landed safely on Rostov's runway 04 about 28 minutes later.

Part of Russian media report the aircraft lost cabin pressure with passenger oxygen masks having been released (not supported by transponder altitude data), the other media report a smoke detector triggered.

The Southern Transport Prosecution Office is looking into the cause of the smoke on board.

The status of Crimea and Simferopol is disputed. According to international law and United Nations the Crimea belong to the Ukraine although Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 22, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
R3-772

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BMP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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