On February 9,media reported that a Boeing 737-500 aircraft had “hard landing” and crashed off the runway at The usins airport in the Russian Republic of Komi. Reported that the passenger plane belongs to Russia’s Uta Airlines (UTAir), due to the aircraft landing landing landing gear failure, resulting in landing landing landing gear broken, the tail of the aircraft hit the ground rushed out of the runway, and finally until the slide to the runway next to the snow did not stop.
It is reported that the flight from the capital Moscow to Komi Republic Of Usinsk, the incident occurred a total of 94 passengers and 6 crew members, all the people on board have been safely evacuated, no casualties.
According to local media, the flight encountered a strong wind shear as it landed. Uta also said crewmembers handled the accident “in a timely and highly professional manner” and were able to keep the plane on the runway without causing any casualties. The captain of the flight has 6,900 hours of flight experience and the co-pilot has 3,600 hours of flight experience.
Wind shear is an atmospheric phenomenon in which wind vectors (wind direction, wind speed) change in the air level and/or vertical distance. The existence of vertical wind shear can cause damage to bridges, high-rise buildings, aviation flights, etc. Wind shear at low altitudes is an important risk factor in the take-off and landing phases of aircraft, known as the “invisible killer”.