Tu-204 Red Wings crash in Vnukovo was caused by reverse failure - Interstate Aviation Committee

The Tu-204 Red Wings plane crash in Vnukovo was caused by reverse failure, the Interstate Aviation Committee said in a report posted on its website.

"Three seconds after the landing, the front chassis support went down closed. The signal of the closure of the front chassis support was not formed at that stage. Virtually at the same time as the front chassis support went down, the crew put the reverse levers in the maximum reverse position by one move and pressed the pedals to brake. The reverse failed on both engines, and the air brakes and interceptors did not work automatically either. The crew did not release the interceptors manually," the report says.

The Tu-204 plane overran the runway at Moscow's Vnukovo airport and broke into three pieces on December 29, 2012. The crash killed five of the eight people on board. The plane was carrying only crew. Among those killed in the crash was the plane's captain.

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