The Runway Incursion Accident of Dassault Falcon 50EX F-GLSA
On the night of October 20 to 21, 2014, a Dassault Falcon corporate jet was carrying out a flight out of Vnukovo International, en route to Paris, France, with one passenger and three crew on board.
The operating conditions at the time of takeoff were as follows : meteorological visibility (RVR): 350 meters, runway surface friction coefficient: 0,5. Runway in use at the time of takeoff: RWY1, magnetic heading: 06.
During the takeoff run the aircraft collided with an airport snow removal vehicle at 11:57 p.m. local time in Moscow. The incursion resulted in the deaths of all those on board. The airport vehicle driver sustained no injury.
As per the Vnukovo Airport Emergency Response Plan, the airport fire and rescue brigades were dispatched to the scene of the accident forthwith and proceeded to extinguish the fire immediately upon reaching the site.
The Airport was temporarily closed to all traffic, reopening at 1:34 a.m. LCT after the VKO Fire & Rescue and the Airfield Maintenance had ascertained it was safe to do so and the Airport was traffic-ready/worthy.
An investigation into the causes of the accident was initiated by a board of inquiry of the Interstate Aviation Committee with the experts of the Federal Air Transport Agency taking part as well.
Vnukovo Airport extends it sincere condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the victims.