Aviation Safety Network Boeing 737-500 accidents.
Plot thickens apparently a Senior Russian Military Commander on board, hmmm.
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594
September 14, 2008
NTSB ASSISTS GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA IN AVIATION ACCIDENT
The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a
team of investigators to assist the government of Russia in
its investigation of today’s crash of a Boeing 737-500
airplane, Bermuda registration VP-BKO, equipped with CFM56
Today, at approximately 5:10 a.m. local time, the aircraft,
AEROFLOT-NORD flight #821, crashed in the vicinity of Perm,
Russia under unknown circumstances. This scheduled flight
originated in Moscow and its destination was Perm.
Of the 88 persons onboard, 6 crew and 82 passengers, all are
reported to have suffered fatal injuries, according to
Russian government officials.
NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker has designated senior
investigator Bob Benzon as the U.S. Accredited
Representative. His team will include an NTSB powerplants
specialist, an NTSB airworthiness specialist, as well as
technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration and
The investigation is being conducted by Russia’s Air
Accident Investigation Commission of the Interstate Aviation
Committee (MAK) which will release all information on the
progress of the investigation. The agency’s phone number in
Moscow is (+7 495) 953-12-44, the agency website is