By Simon Hradecky

A UTAir Boeing 737-500, registration RA-73045 performing flight UT-379 from Moscow Vnukovo to Syktyvkar (Russia) with 58 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial acceleration through about 24 knots for takeoff from runway 06 at 02:34L (23:34Z Mar 7th) when the aircraft began to veer right off the runway prompting the crew to reject takeoff, the aircraft however could not be stopped before running off the runway into a snow bank. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained minor if any damage.

A replacement Boeing 737-500 registration RA-73048 reached Syktyvkar with a delay of 4.5 hours.

Rosaviatsia reported the aircraft began its takeoff run at 02:34L and veered off the runway at low speed (about 30kph) coming to a stop about 15 meters (50 feet) off the runway. The passengers disembarked via stairs at about 03:50L. At the time of the occurrence there were heavy snow showers, the runway friction coefficient was measured at 0.35 (permitted down to 0.30), visibility was 1800 meters (about a nautical mile).

Metars:

COR UUWW 080100Z 01006MPS 2100 R01/1800U -SHSN FEW009 BKN023CB M05/M07 Q1011 RESHSN R01/590535 TEMPO 0600 +SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 080030Z 36007MPS 0900 0800N R01/P2000D +SHSN VV004 M05/M07 Q1010 R01/590535 TEMPO 0600 +SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 080000Z 36005MPS 2100 -SHSN BKN005 BKN020CB M04/M07 Q1010 RESHSN R06/590535 TEMPO 0600 +SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072330Z 36004G09MPS 330V040 1200 0800SE R06/P2000U +SHSN BKN007 BKN020CB M04/M06 Q1010 R06/590535 TEMPO 0600 +SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072300Z 01003MPS 1000 0650N R01/P2000D +SHSN BKN003 BKN020CB M02/M04 Q1010 R01/520240 TEMPO 1100 SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072230Z 36003MPS 1700 0800N +SHSN BKN005 BKN020CB M02/M04 Q1009 R01/520240 TEMPO 1100 SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072200Z 33002MPS 290V050 4100 -SN FEW004 BKN023 M02/M04 Q1009 R06/550240 TEMPO 1100 SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072130Z 33002MPS 290V030 3900 -SN FEW006 BKN023 M02/M03 Q1009 R06/550240 TEMPO 1100 SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072100Z 30001MPS 3900 -SN FEW006 BKN023 M02/M04 Q1009 R06/550240 TEMPO 1100 SHSN BKN012CB=

UUWW 072030Z VRB01MPS 2100 -SHSN FEW006 BKN020CB M01/M03 Q1009 R06/550240 TEMPO 1100 SHSN BKN012CB=

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