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Russian Airline Suspends All Flights On ATR 72-200 Aircraft Following Serbian Crash

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UTair Aviation of Russia has announced that it is grounding all of its ATR 72-200 aircraft following the crash of one of its ATR 72-200 in Serbia recently, saying it will wait until the result of that crash are found by investigators (www.thefloridanewsjournal.com) More...

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dbrooks84
David Brooks 1
The article is confusing. UTair does not fly to Serbia. There main hubs are in Siberia. By looks of the crash - lot of snow - when they were trying to land at Tyumen, on of UTair's hub cities.
mackensie
Greg Creedon 0
You know, this article would have more credibility if it got the country right. Pretty sure the country, or region more accurately, is Siberia, Russia.
expediter1943
James Kelly 0
The article got the country right---SERBIA---west of Romania.
mackensie
Greg Creedon 0
No, you are wrong. Okay, I'll phrase it this way. I guess there was another ATR crash in another city named Tyumen in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, on the same day as the one in 'Serbia'. The same number of people killed too. What a coincidence!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roschino_Airport
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 0
Anyone with the brain of a shriveled grape can get through this article without being too terribly stumped by the whole Serbia/Siberia thing. The real issue is a "po-dunk" Russian airline wants to cover up their deficiencies by grounding some foreign built line of aircraft when their own aircraft (Tupelov, Ilyushin or Yak) repeatedly fall out of the sky.
Wingscrubber
Wingscrubber 1
Maybe you don't know much about the ATR 42/72, but it has actually had some serious flight control issues in the past, read for yourself.
http://aviationsafetynetwork.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/easa-issues-emergency-ad-on-atr-72-flight-controls/
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/atr-72-in-flight-upset-traced-to-rudder-maintenance-fault-355639/
I would take a bet that it's related to the under-engineered flight control system, particular the rudder on the ATRs, I would much rather fly a Q400 myself - they at least have a hydraulically powered rudder.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 1
Q400 for me too, except to Buffalo.
dbrooks84
David Brooks 1
Now days, most of the aircraft used by the major carriers in Russia are using western equipment (Airbus and Boeing). The Russian equivalent to our dept. of transportation has been working to get old Russian aircraft grounded.
expediter1943
James Kelly 0
The article got the country right--SERBIA--west of Romania.
clearfortakeoff83
Zach Katona 0
That's embarrassing, the article definitely got the country wrong. Look up Tyumen on google maps, right in the middle of Russia.
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 0
Yes, it was in Siberia. In fact, the aticle has since been corrected. When you go to type something like that on an english-language word processor the spellchecker tends to make these changes for you. Or it was just a typo. Either way some people here act like they never make a mistake.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
Ill fly an ATR compared to anything Russian ANY day
RRKen
Not even a TU-154?
RobSJC
Long over due .. The entire system needs MAJOR revamping. Have a friend home from recent trip and he said he and his wife were, not happy with the quality of service or the aircraft. There are orders for aircraft with Airbus and possibly Boeing.

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mackensie
Greg Creedon 2
Was she in this plane crash as well? How AWFUL!
StymieHo
Chris Donawho 0
Wow... I never thought this crap would ever make its way onto FA, but I guess there's no escaping it.

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