On 1 September and during the night, a UTair Boeing 737-800 (VQ-BJI) suffered a runway excursion at Sochi Airport while landing during a thunderstorm. The aircraft, performing flight UT579 from Moscow Vnukovo, hit a fence and caught fire on landing. The aircraft was evacuated using the emergency slides, 18 passengers have reportedly been injured.
UTair Boeing 737-800 (VQ-BJI) was damaged beyond repair in a landing overrun on runway 14 at Sochi-Adler Airport (URSS). At least 18 persons (of 170 occupants) were injured. Flight #UT579 from Moscow-Vnukovo attempted to land at night in bad weather. https://t.co/RyjKDBwfAh pic.twitter.com/oDKHkxRAL2
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) September 1, 2018
BREAKING: Utair flight #UT579 from Moscow to Sochi overun runway. All 164 passengers and 6 Crew are safely evacuated, 18 people injured and 3 of them was children. #UT579
Pic: from social media. pic.twitter.com/H866CO3ZBD
— Aviationdk (@aviationdk) September 1, 2018
Update: UTair #UT579 Moscow to Sochi suffered a runway excursion while landing in a thunderstorm — hitting a fence, and caught fire on landing
• Aircraft involved was a Boeing 737-800, 15 years old
• Around 18 people have been injured. pic.twitter.com/TzHBrGeV0H
— Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir) September 1, 2018
Aviokompānijas "Utair" lidmašīna Boeing 737-800 (VQ-BJI), kura veica lidojumu no Maskavas #UT579, pēc nosēšanas #Soči #Krievija lidostā, nobrauca no skrejceļa uz aizdegās. Ievainojumus guvuši 18 pasažieri.
🎥 @ea_potapoff pic.twitter.com/mZvaN6LyEY
— BreakingLV (@breakinglv) September 1, 2018