Aeroflot SuperJet Suffers Engine Failure Upon Departure

An Aeroflot aircraft set to complete a domestic flight from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) to Saratov (GSV) made an emergency landing 30 minutes after departure on Tuesday. As the Sukhoi Superjet 100 climbed to 8,000 feet, one of its engines failed, resulting in the aircraft making an emergency descent back to Sheremetyevo.

The replacement Airbus A320, registered as VP-BFE, then completed the domestic flight and landed in Saratov at 11:20, instead of the scheduled 09:25.

According to Russia’s, Evdokimov has refused to accept any responsibility, pushing the blame to the airlines’ for their “non-compliance with standards of airworthiness.”


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