Unijet Dassault Falcon 50EX plane crash
The Dassault Falcon 50EX corporate jet operated by Unijet took off from Moscow, Russia, for a private passenger flight to Paris, France. 1 passenger and 3 crewmembers were onboard. During takeoff the jet impacted a snowplow, and crashed. All the four occupants perished in the accident.
The Falcon 50EX was carrying one passenger, the CEO of the French oil company Total, back from a business trip. The plane took off from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport. The airplane was cleared for takeoff from runway 06. Visibility was poor with 350 meters, but the visibility on the runway was better with an RVR (Runway Visual Range) of around 1000 meters. During take off, while the plane was at high speed, it impacted a snowplow. The airplane rolled over and burst into flames. The driver of the snowplow survived, and explained he was lost and was not aware he was on the runway.
Debris from the aircraft was scattered up to 200 meters from the crash site. One of the engine was found some 50 meters from the crash site, while one of the landing gears was ripped off and discovered nearly 200 meters from the main mass of debris.