Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has blamed deicing procedures for a UTair ATR 72-200 crash in Tyumen in April 2012. According to an IAC statement, deicing procedures were rejected before the flight. The committee concluded there were snow and ice sediments on the aircraft surface, which led to a deterioration of aerodynamic characteristics. IAC added in its report that UTair-Technic limitations in pilot training and ground handling also contributed to the ...

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