Ukraine Crisis: Ural Airlines A320 Disabled on Runway at Irkutsk

Fedor Leukhin, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – It has emerged that a Ural Airlines Airbus A320 got stuck after landing on the runway at Irkutsk Airport due to the brakes locking up on landing.

It is understood that this incident occurred yesterday at the airport. Furthermore, it is unclear when this aircraft will return to service due to sanctions caused by the ongoing Ukraine Crisis resulting in a lack of spare parts.

The aircraft in question was RA-73830, a 23.3-year-old Airbus A320-200, having been with Ural Airlines since December 2008.

RA-73830 started out life as EC-HDL with Iberia in September 1999 before being transferred over to Philippine Airlines back in November 2004 as RP-C3225.

From there, the aircraft was sent over to Clickair in December 2007 as Clickair, where it only remained with the airline for a year before heading over to Ural Airlines in December 2008 as VQ-BAG.

In March 2022, the aircraft’s registration changed to RA-73830 as a result of the mass nationalization of all leased aircraft by the Russian Government.

According to data from, the aircraft had just finished U62942 from Dushanbe to Irkutsk, having departed from DYU at 0730 local time, before arriving in Irkutsk at 1529 local time.

Below are images sourced from local media in Russia:

This is a developing story.

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