Red Wings Airlines‘ (Moscow-Vnukovo) Tupolev Tu-204-100B RA-64047 (msn 1450743164047) crashed today (December 29) while landing at its home base of Vnukovo on a non-revenue flight. RA-64047 was being operated as ferry flight RWZ 9268. The jetliner ran off the end of the runway on landing, crashed into the side of the adjacent roadway (see video below), broke up and caught on fire killing at least four people of the eight on board according to this report by Global News.
Red Wings Airlines (Moscow-Vnukovo) will open up regularly scheduled flights from Moscow (Vnukovo) to Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo) starting on August 27. Flights will be operated Monday through Friday. Departure from Moscow at 4 pm (1600) and from Koltsovo at 9:40 pm (2140).
Yekaterinburg is the fourth-largest city in Russia with a population of nearly 1.4 million people. The city is situated in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Red Wings is the largest operator of the Tupolev Tu-204. Tu-204-100B RA-64046 completes its final approach into Antalya, Turkey.