Russian ramp checks find 24 serious safety issues

October 21, 2011

The Russian Department of State oversight of civil aviation, Gosavianadzor conducted a total of 279 “ramp checks”  of civil aircraft of the Russian Federation during the month of September 2011. The results of checks on 150 aircraft revealed 311 comments, including 24 observations that affected flight safety (Category 3).

The following aircraft were temporarily grounded until the issues were resolved:

  • Kogalymavia Airbus A320 TC-KLA;
  • Grozny-Avia Yakovlev 42D RA-42418;
  • Gazprom Avia Yakovlev 42D RA-42451;
  • Izhavia Yakovlev 42D RA-42459;
  • Izhavia Yakovlev 42D RA-42385;
  • Tulpar Air Yakovlev 42D RA-42408;
  • Krasava Yakovlev 42D RA-42370;
  • Kuban Airlines Yakovlev 42D RA-42331;
  • Kuban Airlines Yakovlev 42D RA-42342;
  • Saravia Yakovlev 42D RA-42378;
  • UTair-Express Antonov 24RV RA-46494;
  • UTair ATR-42 VP-BLJ.

Russian accident airline warned for safety shortcomings in ramp checks

August 11, 2011

Russian airline Avis-Amur had been warned by Russia’s transport safety regulator in March and May 2011 regarding safety shortcomings on their Antonov 12 aircraft.

On August 9 the Antonov 12 operated by Avis-Amur crashed while returning to Magadan, Russia after reporting a fuel leak and engine fire. All eleven on board were killed Rostransnadzor said in a statement that the airline had been warned about safety shortcomings following ramp checks in March an May 2011.

In March it was found that there were too many seats on the flight deck and that the attachments were lacking.


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