The runway at Yakutsk airport was iced over when a Yakutia Airline Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) skidded off Oct. 9, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia said in an Oct. 10 statement. The runway friction coefficient was rated as 0.45 before the landing—information that was passed along to the pilots. A preliminary assessment in the wake of the incident found the real coefficient was 0.25/0.32/0.25.  “Ice was recorded … which may indicate ...

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