A UTair ATR 72 collided with a SKOL Yak-40 at Surgut Airport after the ATR 72 started moving while undergoing maintenance.
The ATR-72 with registration VQ-BLJ was undergoing maintenance with its engine on at Surgut Airport when it moved forward and collided with a stored Yak-40 on April 1.
The investigative bodies have examined the scene of the collision along with both aircraft. The ATR 72 sustained some mechanical damage, whereas the Yak-40 saw its nose crushed by the incident.
The Ural Investigative Directorate for Transport stated that the UTair aircraft suffered a breakdown of the braking system and began rolling forward until it collided with the Yak-40.
UTair Aviation ATR-72 (VQ-BLJ) while undergoing engine runs during a maintenance inspection, the ATR rolled forward until it collided with a stored SKOL Yak-40 (RA-87340) at Surgut Airport (USRR), Russia. No injuries reported. @Liveuamaphttps://t.co/gPJ5wuNHMY pic.twitter.com/tFADYXV89F
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“On April 1, in the evening at the airport of Surgut, during the maintenance of the aircraft, the ATR-72 aircraft, which was with its engines running, suffered a breakdown of the braking system. As a result, a collision was made on the Yak-40 aircraft that was parked,” said the prosecutor’s office.
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