Kogalymavia Tupolev TU-154B-2 plane crash
The Tupolev Tu-154B-2, operated by Kogalymavia, was scheduled from Surgut, Russia, to Moscow, Russia. 116 passengers and 8 crewmembers were onboard. The plane has been destroyed by a fire while taxiing, just before takeoff. Three people died in this accident.
The airplane had just been pushed back, the engines were being started when ground staff ordered an emergency shut down of the engines due to a fire that broke out in the rear of the aircraft between frames 62 and 65 (neither engines nor the APU were the source of the fire). The engines were shut down, the airplane de-powered and an evacuation was initiated. The fire reached rapidly the inside of the passenger cabin. Emergency services were able to extinguish the fire about 42 minutes after the fire broke out.
A passenger said that the flames began to spread, especially after one of the passengers opened an emergency exit and air rushed in. The plane then quickly filled up with smoke that was black and acrid from burning plastic.
3 people died in this accident. 10 people were seriously injured, including six who were badly burned and four who suffered broken bones or other trauma. Most of the other injured passengers sought treatment for poisoning after inhaling toxic fumes.