ATR 72-201 in UTair service similar to aircraft involved in today’s incident
ATR regrets to confirm that an ATR 72-201 operated by Russia’s carrier UTair was involved in an accident today at around 7.50 am (local time) near Korkovka (in Western Siberia). Flight 120 was operating between Tyumen and Surgut with 39 passengers and 4 crewmembers.
The aircraft, registered under VP-BYZ, was MSN (Manufacturing Serial Number) 332, initially delivered from the production line in October 1992. UTair had been operating this aircraft since August 2008.
The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) will lead the investigation and will be the official source of information. According to international regulations, ATR will advise the French Bureau d’Enquêtes et Analyses (BEA), safety investigation authority representing the state of the aircraft manufacturer. At this time, the circumstances of the accident are still to be determined.
The ATR 72-201 is a 68- to 74-seat twin turboprop engine aircraft.
ATR express its deepest sympathy to the families, friends and loved ones affected by the accident.