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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194264
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Ural Airlines
Registration: VP-BBQ
MSN: 2278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Simferopol (SIP/UKFF) -
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:SIP
Destination airport:SVX
Ural Airlines flight U62932, an Airbus A320-214, taxied off the taxiway at Simferopol Airport, Crimea, becoming disabled on soft ground.
The aircraft had commenced taxiing from the platform at 14:22 LT (11:22 UTC), heading towards runway 01/19 for departure. It taxied via taxiways Foxtrot and Charlie. Taxiway Charlie is the only taxiway leading to and from the main runway.
As the A320 was rolling down taxiway Charlie, Ural Airlines U6521 touched down on runway 19 following a flight from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport. This aircraft, an Airbus 321, turned left at the end of the runway onto taxiway Charlie. At the same time flight U62932 was also on taxiway Charlie.
At that moment U62932 turned left and rolled off the taxiway. It stopped past the hold short line and became disabled on soft ground. Flight 521 then taxied behind the A320 to the platform.
Subsequently passengers disembarked using air stairs on the spot and were taken back to the terminal by bus.

It is unclear at the moment if flight U62932 was cleared to taxi to runway 01 or runway 19 for departure. Runway 19 was in use for landings and was also used by a Boeing 777 that departed after flight 521 had landed.
It's also unclear if the flight U62932 had taxied past the hold short line for runway 01 before the incident, or in the process of taxiing off the runway.

Weather reported about the time of the incident:
URFF 171000Z 17005MPS 9999 FEW033CB 08/00 Q1012 R19/190095 NOSIG
>> URFF 171100Z 13006MPS 9999 SCT032CB 07/03 Q1012 R19/190095 NOSIG
URFF 171200Z 14004MPS 9999 FEW032CB 08/01 Q1012 R19/190095 NOSIG


Aircraft off the taxiway:

Passengers disembarking via stairs:

Source (in Russian):



Photo of VP-BBQ courtesy

Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
3 August 2016; (c) Juhani Sipilš

Positions of Flight 521 (red) and flight 2932 (yellow) just prior to the incident (Flightradar24; based on ADS-B data)

Revision history:

18-Mar-2017 08:27 antonivanov Added
18-Mar-2017 08:31 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Country, Narrative]
22-Mar-2017 06:53 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
22-Mar-2017 06:56 harro Updated [Photo, ]
22-Mar-2017 07:01 harro Updated [Narrative]
22-Mar-2017 07:15 harro Updated [Narrative]

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