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A petition for the termination of the flight of SSJ-100 in Russia was signed by more than 120 thousand people

Петицию за прекращение полетов SSJ-100 в России подписали более 120 тыс. человек

On the website Change.org continue to collect signatures under the petition to cease operation of aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Russia. The appeal came after the collapse of the liner of this type in the Sheremetyevo, in a plane crash on 5 may, killing 41 people.

The petition was created by Elena Kuznetsova. “I do not want to be meat, I want peace,” wrote the author of the initiative. In the explanation Kuznetsov pointed to the frequent incidents with the aircraft SSJ-100, Recalling that over the past year there have been at least eight such incidents. According to the data at 8.30 GMT on Tuesday, 7 may, a petition signed by more than 120 thousand people.

The evening of may 5, Sukhoi Superjet 100 “Aeroflot” flying from Moscow to Murmansk, returned to Sheremetyevo airport and caught fire during the emergency landing. Onboard the liner there were 78 people, including five crew members. The investigative Committee is considering a version of the insufficient qualification of pilots and dispatchers, adverse weather conditions or malfunction of the aircraft.

This is the second crash in the history of this type of aircraft, whereas in a minor accident of SSJ-100 over the past eight years fell at least 25 times. Rosaviatsiya said that after the plane crash at Sheremetyevo airport to introduce restrictions on flying the SSJ-100 is not planned. At the request of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev created a government Commission, which will also carry out an investigation into the incident.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 is an image project for Russia — for the first time after disintegration of the USSR the country was created “from scratch” a new airliner. With this plane connected high hopes, it was called a symbol of the rebirth of the Russian aircraft industry. However, SSJ-100 still has not become commercially successful because they were not particularly successful from a technical point of view.

To date, released about 180 aircraft of this type. The main customers of SSJ-100 are domestic airlines. According to public sources, more than any other Sukhoi Superjet 100 is now using Aeroflot, which received 50 of the 150 aircraft ordered. In foreign markets the promotion of the aircraft is difficult. Those foreign airlines, which previously received the SSJ-100, consider the possibility of refusal of the Russian “Superjet”. Carriers not satisfied with the quality of after-sales service of aircraft, they also complain of frequent breakdowns SSJ-100.

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