Today, the Irkut MC-21 prototype aircraft slid off the runway and made its stop in snow at Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow, Russia.

FB IMG 16109893070839956 - Travel Radar - Aviation News

What we know about the runway excursion

FB IMG 16109893171256472 - Travel Radar - Aviation News

The incident occurred during an aborted test flight with simulated failure of one engine. Snow buried the wheels of the aircraft, and built up against the underside of one of its engine. The incident occurred whilst the airport was still under treacherous weather conditions, including heavy snow

Further investigation into the incident is to be made and Travel Radar will bring you the latest as we get it.

FB IMG 16109892921417852 - Travel Radar - Aviation News

About the MC-21

The Irkut MC-21 (Иркут МС-21 in Russian) is a single aisle airliner that was developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau and produced by United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) under its branch, Irkut. The manufacturer is Russian.

The Irkut MC-21 has been on a test flight program for roughly three years and eight months now, having made its successful maiden flight on 28th May 2017 at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant. It was a 30minutes flight flying at the altitude of about 3000ft and a speed of 160knots.

Previous articleSingapore Airlines to Vaccinate all Crew
Next articleThe Future of Thai Airways
Katongole Andrew
Aviation Reporter - Based in the African continent, Katongole is one of Travel Radar's African aviation reporters. With a passion for both bush-flying and larger commercial airlines, Katongole analyses and reports on the latest developments across the African Region, as well as more widely across Europe, the US and Middle East.


Please enter your comment!