It became known that saved most of the passengers «Superjet» The expert praised the actions of the crew
After the failure of electronics in-flight fuel tanks «Superjet» was a «time bomb.» About it has told «MK» a military expert who participated in the investigation of aircraft accidents, Alex Levkov. In his opinion, on the «Superjet» when de-energizing on-Board systems, a hard landing leads to a breakdown of the tank and, consequently, to a strong fire. There is a version of the failure of electricians on Board the aircraft. If it was so, then all fuel pumps refuse, — the expert explains «MK». – Then the fuel supply to the engine goes by gravity from the wing fuel tanks, while the fuel from the Central tank ceases to be produced.
In addition, the expert draws attention to the fact that the fire occurred in the fuel tank, which was closer to the tail.
It means that if I broke the front landing gear — would not survive one, because burning fuel a fiery stream rolled around the cabin from tail to nose, –concludes Alexey Leonov. According to him, when Elektronika fails, the pilots do not see the real picture of the fuel system, do not know how much fuel they really have in the tanks.
— The landing was in manual mode. Most of the passengers are alive. I think that under the circumstances the crew acted correctly.
Curiously, before the release of «Superjet» on civil airlines, he was tested for emergency evacuation of passengers and crew. Test results – all passengers and crew members managed to leave the plane within 73 seconds before a fire