RRJ-95B RA-89098 05.05.2019

Accident date05.05.2019
Investigation statusInvestigation is active
Aircraft registration numberRA-89098
Accident siteat the Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport
Aircraft typeRRJ-95B
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
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.