N168CK Challenger 850 stalled on takeoff Moscow 3 injured

1636Local time, Clear Sky Holdings LLC Challenger 100SE/850 s/n 7099 with 3 crew on board, on a pre-positioning flight, from Moscow-Vnukovo airport enroute to Berlin. (N168CK)
Photos show aircraft upside down, gear extended, tail and left wing missing, fuselage fully intact, heavy burn marks on the left side, from the nose to the wing. No burn marks near back on either side.
Heavy snow at time of takeoff, reported to have stalled on takeoff.

where are the photos?

Took a while, but here are the photos.

Plane crash


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Russian prosecutors open criminal probe into Moscow jet crash


Russian prosecutors opened a criminal investigation Wednesday into the crash of a corporate jet at a Moscow airport that reportedly left two of the plane’s three crew members in a coma.

The Challenger 850 crashed on Tuesday after one of its two engines caught fire as it took off in a snowstorm from Vnukovo Airport on a flight to Berlin. The plane was owned by a U.S.-based company, Wells Fargo Bank Nord West Trustee, of Salt Lake City, the Transport Ministry said.

The Prosecutor General’s office said a criminal investigation had been opened into the crash _ a routine practice in Russia after major transportation accidents. Russian news agencies said investigators had yet to recover the plane’s “black box” flight recorders.

Two of the plane’s three crew members were in a coma Wednesday, Russian news agencies reported. The third had been reported on Tuesday to have been hospitalized with bruises and burns.

There were conflicting reports about the crew members’ nationalities. The Prosecutor General’s office said the crew comprised one American and two Russians, but the Transport Ministry said the plane’s two pilots were Americans and the flight attendant was Russian.

Russian TV broadcast footage Tuesday showing the overturned plane in the snow with its landing gear pointing upward.

Moscow was enveloped in blowing snow Tuesday, and Vnukovo officials said visibility was about 1,200 meters (3,950 feet) at the time of the crash.

The Challenger 850 is made by Canada-based Bombardier.

“two crewmwmbers in a coma”!!! I thought the other paper leardvr put up said “insignificant injuries”–

Dang! If a coma is considered insignificant in Russia? Exactly how badly injured do you have to be to become a ‘significant injury’? :open_mouth: