Sukhoi Superjet 100

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The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (Russian: Сухой Суперджет 100, tr. Sukhoy Superdzhet 100) or SSJ100 is a regional aircraft dedicated to passenger transport, with a capacity between 68 and 103 seats. Its development began in the year 2000, designed by the Russian aeronautical company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.

Superjet 100
A Superjet 100 during its test flight.
Role Regional jet
National origin Russia
Manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation[1]/ Irkut Corporation (from November 2018)[2]
Built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant
First flight 19 May 2008
Introduction 21 April 2011 with Armavia
Status In service
Primary users Aeroflot
Yamal Airlines
Produced 2007–present
Number built 172 by 15 July 2019[3]

Accidents and incidents[change | change source]

Sukhoi Superjet 100 is located in Indonesia
Sukhoi Superjet 100
Location of Mount Salak crash in Indonesia

There have been three hull loss accidents and 86 deaths as of June 2019.

  • On 9 May 2012, a demonstration flight directly struck Mount Salak in Indonesia, killing all 45 on board (Sukhoi personnel and representatives of various local airlines). The TAWS was ignored by the pilot, distracted by a conversation with a potential customer.[4]
  • On 21 July 2013, during autoland evaluation of an RRJ-95B (Russian experimental registry) with a single engine in a crosswind at Keflavík Airport in Iceland, the fuselage hit and slid down the runway with the gear up. During an intended go-around, the fatigued pilot throttled down the wrong engine, causing the aircraft to lose thrust sufficient for controlled flight. The plane continued to lose altitude and hit the runway even as the pilot realized his mistake and throttled up the engine. One of the five crew was injured during evacuation. The Icelandic Aircraft Accident Investigation Board investigated the event and issued nine recommendations.[5][6]
  • On 10 October 2018, a Yakutia Airlines SSJ100 slid off the runway at Yakutsk Airport as the main landing gear collapsed. All 87 passengers and five crew were safely evacuated and none were seriously injured.[7] The excursion may have been caused by ice on the runway or the airstrip's poor state of repair.[8] The airliner was damaged beyond repair and was expected to be written off.[9]
  • On 5 May 2019, as Aeroflot Flight 1492 was climbing after takeoff from Moscow Sheremetyevo, at 6,900 ft (2,100 m) lightning discharged close to the aircraft from a nearby cumulonimbus cloud with a 6,000 ft (1,800 m) base. The radio and other equipment failed, and the flight crew chose to make an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo. The aircraft bounced several times after an initial touchdown, and after the fourth hard touchdown a fire erupted and engulfed the rear of the aircraft. An emergency evacuation was then carried out but 41 out of 78 occupants died.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Archived 2021-05-10 at the Wayback Machine Products of United Aircraft Corporation
  2. Charpentreau, Clement (29 November 2018). "Sukhoi Superjet 100 changes hands... and name". Archived from the original on 12 May 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  3. Michael Gubisch (20 August 2019). "The United Aircraft of Russia". Flightglobal.
  4. "Indonesia blames pilot error for deadly Sukhoi crash". Agence France-Presse. 18 December 2012. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012.
  5. "Report on aircraft accident: Runway excursion during flight testing on 21 July 2013 at Keflavik Airport" (PDF). Icelandic Aircraft Accident Investigation Board. 23 March 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. "Accident: Sukhoi SU95 at Keflavik on Jul 21st 2013, belly landing". The Aviation Herald. 30 March 2016. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  7. "Yakutia Superjet damaged in Yakutsk landing excursion". Flightglobal. 10 October 2018. Archived from the original on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. "Passenger plane rolls off runway on landing in Siberia". Reuters. 10 October 2018. Archived from the original on 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  9. "Yakutia's Superjet 100 damaged beyond repair in runway excursion". Russian Aviation Insider. 10 October 2018. Archived from the original on 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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