Aeroflot flight SU-1156 connects Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow with Rostov in southern Russia.
Operated by a VP-BIJ registered Airbus A320-200, the flight took off at 2:14 pm on 20 December and was carrying 140 passengers and 5 crew.
It looked like a journey of over an hour and a half was going to an uneven end until the plane was very close to landing.
it looked like.
Because only 6 feet (less than 2 m) from the runway, traffic control ordered the crew to charge immediately.
Reason: Presence of snowplow on the runway. According to the information so far known, the vehicle was not authorized to operate at that time.
Visibility on the runway was limited due to a blizzard in the area.
According to the Aviation Herald, the incident was classified as a serious incident by the Russian Federal Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia).
There is no need to describe what might happen in the event of a collision between a jet filled with fuel at very high speed and a car on the road.
After determination of control, the A320 – only 4 years old – suspended the approach to attack and landed in full safety on runway 05 in Rostov, 11 minutes after obstructing the first attempt.
An investigation was launched by the Russian agency soon after the incident.
Rosaviatsia classified the incident as a serious incident.