Vice Premier Borisov reports strong overloads during SSJ-100 crash at Sheremetyevo
During an emergency landing, Sukhoi Superjet 100 sustained reloads, for which it was not designed, despite a serious margin of safety. This is reported by Vice Premier Yury Borisov in the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
According to him, according to its performance specifications, the liner could withstand a load of 3.8 g, however, in reality it was closer to 6. The official added that “no structure could withstand it” and said that he had no complaints about the plane itself. The tragedy was caused by a combination of various factors, including pilot's error, he believed.
On May 5, SSJ100 bound from Moscow to Murmansk made an emergency landing at the Sheremetyevo airport a few minutes after departure. The plane’s tail caught fire when landing. Of 78 people on board, 41 people died.