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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Aviastar Tupolev Tu-204F destroyed by fire at Hangzhou International Airport

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With eight crew members on board, the aircraft with registration RA-64032 was set to depart Hangzhou International Airport as flight 4B-6534 to Novosibirsk in Russia when a fire started in the cabin as it was being pushed back for departure.

After the fire started, emergency services and relevant airport departments were quickly contacted, and the firefighting department and first aid arrived on the scene within two minutes. After roughly 30 minutes, the fire was brought under control.

All passengers and crew members were successfully evacuated, and no minor injuries were sustained as a result of the event.

The fire spread throughout the fuselage, shattering the plane into three pieces.

According to reports, this is the third hull loss for a Tupolev Tu-204 and the second for Aviastar.

Cover image: via JACDEC/Twitter


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