The Tupolev TU-204 operated by Red Wings was performing a positioning flight from Pardubice, Czech Republic, to Moscow, Russia. 8 crewmembers were onboard. The plane overran the end of the runway during its landing on Moscow airport. 5 crew were killed, 3 crew are in hospital care with serious injuries.
The plane performed an uneventful flight until the landing at Moscow airport. The crew performed an adequate approach on Moscow Vnukovo's runway 19 (length 3,060 meters/10,040 feet), and landed within the designated touch down zone. However, the crew was not able to stop the plane before the end of the runway. The Tupolev overran the end of the runway, broke through the localizer antenna, the airport perimeter fence, broke up and came to a stop on elevated highway M3 about 400 meters/1200 feet past the runway end.
It had been snowing prior to the accident and there was a significant cross wind with gusts up to 29 knots. A measurement of the runway friction coefficients 15 minutes after the accident with calibrated equipment determined a value suitable for landing of the aircraft.