Rosaviation: the engine of the plane the Red Wings caught fire due to the destruction of the compressor blades
The head of Department Alexander Neradko added that the crew members of the flight Ufa — Sochi reacted to the situation smoothly.
TASS, August 24. Cause of ignition engine airplane Red Wings, EN route from Ufa to Sochi in Wednesday, was the destruction of the blades of the high pressure compressor. Members of the flight crew reacted to the situation smoothly, for which Agency submitted them to the state awards, announced on Friday on air of TV channel “Russia 24” the head of Federal air transport Agency Alexander Neradko.
“Was the destruction of the compressor blades of the high pressure part of the compressor blades hit the clearance between the rotor and stator. This resulted in a titanium fire. Titanium fire is a very serious event, rarely seen, but nonetheless, the crew of the Red Wings airlines operated smoothly, immediately landed. Sony has provided and cabin and flight crew to state awards”, — said Neradko.
The Red Wings airlines plane, a flight from Ufa to Sochi, an emergency landing Wednesday morning at the airport of departure due to a fire of the left engine. On Board were 202 passengers, nobody has suffered. Passengers were evacuated using inflatable chutes after seven minutes after landing.
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