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    Plane crashes in Armenia's capital



    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- A plane carrying 21 people has crashed on takeoff from Armenia's capital, but there were no deaths reported, the head of the country's civil aviation authority said.

    The plane, a Canadair CRJ-100, was heading for Minsk, Belarus, when it flipped over on the runway at Zvartnots Airport and burst into flames, Avtiom Movsesian said. He said there were 18 passengers and three crew members aboard.

    He did not immediately know the airline to which the plane belonged, but Russian news reports said it was a plane of Belarus' Belavia Airlines

  • #2
    It seems that the ill-fated craft is this one:



    Atleast everyone is saved!

    Ruben

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    • #3
      Do they still fly th Tu-134 ? if yes how many ?
      And how many CRJ did they have ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Thebuzu
        It seems that the ill-fated craft is this one:



        Atleast everyone is saved!

        Ruben
        Ideed, according to Belorussian media the number is EW-101PA
        http://naviny.by/rubrics/disaster/20...ws_124_285649/
        One more refugee from AD

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        • #5
          Here is a link to Armenian news in English. There is also a picture. The plane seems to be completely burnt except of the cockpit

          http://armenianow.com/?action=viewAr...g=eng&IID=1172
          One more refugee from AD

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          • #6
            Spooky: There was a Challenger 850 accident in Moscow/Vnuokovo EXACTLY one year ago with eerily similar circumstances ... (flipped on take off and came to rest on it's back). Photos of the VNO accident for comparison:

            http://hectop.livejournal.com/375046.html#cutid1
            another ADC refugee

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            • #7
              Any decade now, I bet people will come to grasp with the effect of ice on a wing... We just need another few dozen of these events first...
              One who got away

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Flying Bear
                Any decade now, I bet people will come to grasp with the effect of ice on a wing...
                I'm not sure - we've only been building and flying metal airplanes since 80 odd years, way to go down the learning curve...
                another ADC refugee

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Omar Alex Saffe
                  Do they still fly th Tu-134 ? if yes how many ?
                  And how many CRJ did they have ?
                  Yes, they still fly Tu-134 on non-EU routes, this was the only CRJ-100 they had.
                  If interested in flying many Soviet planes try the www.airevents.de tour.
                  "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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                  • #10
                    According to Belorussian media, the pilot reported that the aicraft was drifting to the left during the TO roll. After correction of this tendency with the controls the pilot desided to continue takeoff. At the altitude of 4 - 5 meters the plane has rolled to the left and hit the ground with the left wing tip, crashed upside down and burned

                    http://naviny.by/rubrics/disaster/20...ws_124_285672/

                    Here is a high resolution photo:
                    http://forum.onliner.by/viewtopic.php?p=7279680#7279680
                    One more refugee from AD

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                    • #11
                      more photos
                      http://charter97.org/be/news/2008/2/14/3857/
                      http://www.newsarmenia.ru/incidents/.../41821847.html
                      One more refugee from AD

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alessandro
                        this was the only CRJ-100 they had.
                        Actually, they had 2: EW-100PJ and the ill-fated EW-101PJ.

                        So they still have this one:

                        [photoid=6150346]
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                        • #13
                          This is about the fourth CRJ/Challenger to have turned over on take-off in wintry conditions in recent years, with icing the main culprits in the previous cases.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Alessandro
                            Yes, they still fly Tu-134 on non-EU routes, this was the only CRJ-100 they had.
                            If interested in flying many Soviet planes try the www.airevents.de tour.
                            They were still flying TU-154s into London Gatwick as recently as last year.

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                            • #15
                              are there any more reports as to actual casualties? I'm having a hard time believing no-one died from an inverted plane post take-off with a fire !

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