RRJ-95B RA-89098 05.05.2019

Accident date05.05.2019
Investigation statusInvestigation is active
Aircraft registration numberRA-89098
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departureSheremetyevo
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteat the Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport
Aircraft typeRRJ-95B
Serial №
Aircraft operatorAeroflot, PJSC
Aircraft ownerAeroflot, PJSC
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)
Number of fatalities41
Victims accuracyis not final
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

Interim Report (8.09 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

06 may 2019

On 05.05.2019, at 18:30 local time (15:30 UTC) at the Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport the fatal air accident occurred to the RRJ-95B RA-89098 aircraft, owned by Aeroflot, PJSC.  According to the information available, there had been 5 crewmembers and 73 passengers on board. As the result of the air accident 1 crewmember and 40 passengers were killed. The aircraft had been partly burnt out.

In compliance with the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 Interstate Aviation Committee has formed the investigation team. The investigation team has started its work.

06 may 2019

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) informs that the IAC Investigation team continues its work at the accident site of RRJ-95B aircraft at Sheremetyevo airport. 

Experts proceeded to flight recorders investigation at the IAC laboratory.

Flight data recorder was exposed to high-temperature effect and sustained substantial damage. Cockpit voice recorder was in satisfactory condition.

Experts of IAC laboratory have conducted work on examination, dismantling and preparation of flight data recorders for data readout. All flight data were copied, prepared for decoding and analysis.

IAC Investigation team will draw up and issue preliminary report on the results of the Investigation team work with prompt safety recommendations in a 30-day period in compliance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

17 may 2019

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) Chairperson of the investigation Commission of the fatal accident involving RRJ-95B RA-89098 aircraft informs that the decoding of the accident and maintenance FDR data has been completed. The analysis of the received data is in progress.

The Investigation team sent the follow-up accident report to the address of Federal Air Transport Agency in accordance with the Russian Legislation.

IAC laboratory interacts with the Government Commission appointed to investigate fatal accident with Superjet RRJ-95B aircraft (tail number RA-89098) owned by Aeroflot - Russian Airlines PJSC occurred on 5 May 2019 in the Moscow region, to assist victims and their families, as well as to assist in elimination of the consequences of the crash in question. 

31 may 2019

Due to the recent mass media publications on investigation of the fatal accident with Superjet-100 aircraft operated by Aeroflot Russian Airlines the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) press-service infroms:

1. Information anf IAC position is always published at the official website. Statements of indivisual staff members are neither information, nor IAC position.  

2. Given the extreme reaction from Aeroflot Airlines the IAC will conduct the official investigation relating published materials.

3. IAC requests mass media to provide audio, video evidences of published statements made by V.D. Kofman. Provided that the IAC emphasizes that V.D. Kofman is not part of the Investigation team and not related to the investigation.

4. The investigation is conducted by the Investigation team established in accordance with the available IAC procedures. The Investigation team includes representatives from Aeroflot, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, Federal Air Transport Agency.  The Investigation team acts as an independent on the basis of International and Russian Regulations and investigation documents.

5. According to the information from the Chairman of the Investigation team, the work on analysis of decoding and other information, as well as on a preliminary report on the fatal accident, which will include the description of events and actions performed by the Investigation team by the 30-day deadline set by the rules is in progress.

6. In this regard, neither IAC nor other persons currently can not have reliable information about the establishment by the Investigation team of the causes of the fatal accident with Superjet-100 aircraft operated by of Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

05 june 2019

On 5 June 2019 the Chairman of the IAC Investigation Commission of the fatal accident involving RRJ-95B aircraft (registration RA-89098) owned by Aeroflot, PJSC occurred on 5 May 2018 in Sheremetyevo Airport reported to the Chairman of the Government Commission, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Y. I. Deitrich and a number of members of Government Commission established to investigate the causes of the fatal accident and assist the victims and their families on the work of the Investigation team for the first 30 days since the fatal accident.   

The meeting was attended by the heads of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Transport, Rosaviatsia, Aeroflot PJSC and UAC PJSC.

The Investigation team includes experts from the Interstate Aviation Committee and representatives of Rosaviatsia, Aeroflot PJSC andSukhoi Civil Aircraft JSC.

The Investigation team work carried out in full compliance with international and Russian regulations and procedures included: field phase of the investigation at the accident site including sketch maps (scheme of the accident); examination of the aircraft debris; analysis of the received information and other necessary activities; decoding and analysis of of airborne recorders and ground-based recording facilities data, as well as video recordings of surveillance cameras conducted at the IAC laboratory using its technical and technological resources. Based on the data of flight recorders the complete flight reconstruction was presented with the reproduction of synchronized records of crew members speech between each other and with ATC services of Sheremetyevo Airport.

The Chairman of the Investigation team informed on the further studies planned within the framework of the Investigation team work. 

The Chairman of the Investigation team also reported on the main provisions of the Preliminary report prepared by the IAC Investigation team in accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO) and clause 2.4.12 of Rules of Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents in the Russian Federation (PRAPI). In accordance with international and Russian practice, the report does not indicate the causes of the fatal accident. 

The draft of the Preliminary report (more than 100 pages) was discussed and adopted at the meeting of the Investigation team.

In accordance with clause 2.2.7 of PRAPI, the Investigation team previously prepared a Subsequent Report containing, among others, recommendations on improving flight safety for the aviation industry and operators, and forwarded it to Rosaviatsia and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

When discussing the Preliminary Report, all members of the Investigation team agreed that, at this stage of the investigation, the recommendations made by the Investigation team in the Subsequent Report are sufficient. In the course of further work, after receiving the results of the planned research and the results of the investigation, the Investigation team may also give other recommendations that will be sent to organizations provided by Russian legislation.

The Preliminary report will be published shortly after its final proof-reading reconciliation.

The IAC Investigation team continues its work in cooperation with the Government Commission.