Feb 6, 2013 Utah. Incredible Crash Landing Filmed by Passenger Phone. The carburator had iced and after gliding over some field the pilot found an ideal place to land. The pilot is well experienced in field landings but unfortunately the soft snow caused the landing gear to sever from the plane, then flipping the plane front to back and smashing the tail before it came to a rest upside down. No one was hurt in the accident only minor cuts.
Russian state TV has aired dramatic footage of an airliner fire that killed three people in Siberia on January 1. The Tupolev 154B caught fire as it was taxiing for takeoff in the Siberian city of Surgut, about 2,100 km (1,350 miles) east of Moscow. Within around 100 seconds the fire completely destroyed the plane, leaving a pile of metal debris. With assistance from airline and ground crews most of the 124 passengers were able to claw their way through the smoke-filled cabin and escape before the explosion.