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Tatarstan Airlines 737 Crashes in Kazan, Russia
« on: November 17, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
MOSCOW –  A Russian passenger airliner crashed Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard, officials said.

The Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed about 7:20 p.m. local time (10:20 a.m. EST), an hour after taking off from Moscow. There were no immediate indications of the cause.

Reports said the plane appeared to lose altitude as it was making a second landing attempt, crashing and catching fire. State television showed a nighttime photograph of firefighters at the side of the aircraft after the flames had been extinguished.

Kazan, a city of about 1.1 million and the capital of the Tatarstan republic, is about 450 miles east of Moscow. Weather in Kazan was reported to be light precipitation and winds of about 18 mph.

A spokeswoman for the Emergencies Ministry, Irina Rossius, said there were 44 passengers and six crew members aboard and all had been killed.

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Re: Tatarstan Airlines 737 Crashes in Kazan, Russia
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 01:50:19 PM »
Aircraft was a Boeing 737-53A, registry VQ-BBN.

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Re: Tatarstan Airlines 737 Crashes in Kazan, Russia
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 01:50:34 PM »
Second landing attempt.

I'll put money on it being iced up control surfaces.
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Re: Tatarstan Airlines 737 Crashes in Kazan, Russia
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 08:07:26 PM »
Aircraft was a Boeing 737-53A, registry VQ-BBN.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7701504


Boeing does not build a 737-53A. I would assume they are an aftermarket variant, probably re-engine for short field at which time it gets the re-designation from the original  -600, or -700.   
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Re: Tatarstan Airlines 737 Crashes in Kazan, Russia
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 08:28:47 PM »
Boeing does not build a 737-53A. I would assume they are an aftermarket variant, probably re-engine for short field at which time it gets the re-designation from the original  -600, or -700.

It is a Boeing 737-500.  The model is out of production, but Boeing built 353 of them.  The 3A is Boeing's customer code for the original owner, in this case it was the now defunct Ansett Worldwide.

As an example, if Boeing built a 777-300ER for American Airlines, it would be a 777-323ER as long as it existed because American was who ordered it and American's customer code is 23.
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