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Aeroflot Flight 593's Crash Caused By Children In Cockpit | Mayday | On The Move

  • Published on Aug 30, 2022
  • On 23 March 1994, Aeroflot Flight 593 stalls and crashes while en route to Hong Kong, killing all 75 people on board. The pilot's 15-year-old son accidentally disabled the autopilot while in the captain's seat, causing the aircraft to bank heavily to the right, inducing the stall.
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Comments • 62

  • Derrick Dinwiddie
    Derrick Dinwiddie Month ago +11

    Absolutely unacceptable... as soon as I heard the pilot say "you want to sit in my seat and steer" yeah no... there is no way you should be allowing that to happen.
    Sure, there could have been a system to let them know the autopilot was turned off, sure they could have recovered by relaxing and not doing anything and allowing the plane to fix itself, but it all stemmed from a pilot doing the stupidest thing he could possibly do... letting a kid sit and fly. His fault entirely.

    • Justin Fusco
      Justin Fusco Month ago +2

      Newer aircraft will now give you an audible warning "autopilot disengaged" so that can help if something similar happens in the future.

    • Questish Ben
      Questish Ben Month ago +1

      I would like to be a pilot, but if my dad was a pilot and he told me "go ahead, sit and fly!" I would be like uhhhhhh no thank you I can't fly yet

  • Died 4 US
    Died 4 US Month ago +31

    The crappy plaques they gave the deceased, was rediculous, while giving the pilot a hero's grave, when he let his kid's take the lives of everyone in his hands. Fact, they would be alive had he not let his kid's fly the plane. The pilot is to blame, but they white wash it.

    • CHAD
      CHAD 16 days ago

      I agree.

    • JDM Haze
      JDM Haze Month ago +3

      @lhia0416 sorry but he did something he Knew better and the exact reason is exactly what the outcome was and he did it at the expense of passengers who had no choice

    • lhia0416
      lhia0416 Month ago

      The investigators or maybe industry insiders said the pilot (father) was an amazing pilot and had an impeccable record up until that decision, and they felt the lifelong doing the right things should not be erased because of one moment of mistake. People may argue that’s one heck of mistake he made, but some others feel one mistake shouldn’t take away a lifelong of great deeds 🤷‍♂️

  • d.g.
    d.g. Month ago +12

    Passenger at times are welcome to the cockpit. But I don't recall a time anyone manipulated the controls of a plane. I think the father should have let his kids see the cockpit instead. At the same time I feel bad for everyone. Eldar and Yana were so young they didn't deserve that. No one did.

    • d.g.
      d.g. Month ago

      @benjamin franklin I didn't write it clearly

    • benjamin franklin
      benjamin franklin Month ago

      how about not letting the kids in the cockpit while the plane is flying

    • Juan Pablo Ruiz
      Juan Pablo Ruiz Month ago

      you are so true

  • eddy rodriguez
    eddy rodriguez Month ago

    I remember when I was young. I had a chance to drive a car but I wasn't picked to handle the driving wheel some other youngster did. The driver took a chance but thank God we didn't crashed in the less off dirt busy traffic street.

    PREPMEDIA Month ago +7

    Glad there are strict regulations in place now that no one is allowed in the cockpit other than the flight crew and door is locked while passengers are on board

  • Teresa Jasoo
    Teresa Jasoo Month ago +5

    Totally irresponsible!

  • Frank Kujawski
    Frank Kujawski Month ago +2

    The first time I saw this, I thought how bad the pilot's choice was. This time I realize how I let my kids see what I do at work.
    This event happened at a time of flight when there was little to do. This was the time to show off to the kids. There have been other cases where the autopilot was accidentally disengaged during flight. Due to the way FAA/Manufactures respond, I feel this incident would have happened. Whenever it did, it would have been blamed on the pilot not giving their full attention to the plane and watching for an event that was not expected to occur.

  • Robert Gary
    Robert Gary 22 days ago

    As a flight instructor I’m curious why the first officer couldn’t recover. Usual attitude recovery is required training every year is most every country.

  • xGRINGOx
    xGRINGOx Month ago +3

    I remember as a child flying on a cargo military plane from Hawaii to Cali when moving and they let me in the cockpit, I didn't get to sit in a seat up I remember they let me turn a nob on the Center controls between the pilots that turned the plane!!

  • Dracarys Bitch
    Dracarys Bitch 24 days ago +1

    WTF. As soon as I heard “a 15 year old is in control” I lost it. What the ever loving hell was the pilot thinking. Of a passenger plane! Unbelievable. If you want to teach your kid how to fly, start with a damn flight simulator for a while then a Cessna. This is beyond stupidity. I can’t believe it how stupid he was. 15 year olds aren’t even allowed drive a car in Russia, much less pilot a passenger plane.

  • Cat Man
    Cat Man Month ago +5

    Kid in pilot seat, they must be nuts!

  • Gisele Strauch
    Gisele Strauch Month ago +1

    my late dad probably knew that area- he was sent to siberia in ww2

  • John G
    John G Month ago +3

    Ridiculous the Russian investigator's looked for everyway possible to not blame the pilot ( Dad). Maybe afraid of possible ligation. I don't blame the children, or the plane manufacturer, but solely the Captain who allowed his kid's to fly, or crash, a commercial plane. Unbelievable.

  • tony
    tony Month ago +2

    poor lady lost her whole family

  • Questish Ben
    Questish Ben Month ago +6

    This one is hard to watch, I do not like how they let the kids fly the plane

  • JDM Haze
    JDM Haze Month ago +2

    15:50 "they will fire us" lol oh trust me, that's the least of your issues lol

  • N Tag
    N Tag Month ago +1

    Did Airbus switch from a yoke to side mounted joystick or was it always a side mounted joystick? The video shows a yoke like that of Boeing.

  • TwistTail
    TwistTail Month ago +6

    This is one of the hardest ones to watch.

    • Schifflein
      Schifflein 11 days ago

      @José Hunter's EW&F Remixes That made no sense.

    • eddy rodriguez
      eddy rodriguez Month ago

      The crew members need to reevaluate their decision.

    • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes
      José Hunter's EW&F Remixes Month ago

      I love it - totally hilarious
      There's a youtube channel called Donovan Dread
      It had a thumbnail that said "it tore his head off"
      I was all excited about to click
      Then I remembered that Donovan Dread is fiction
      very disappointed

  • Kevin Barry
    Kevin Barry 16 days ago

    The most moronic loss of life I have ever heard of. The minute the pilot even CONSIDERED having his child enter sit in the seat, he should have been escorted from cockpit by the remaining crew.

  • JDM Haze
    JDM Haze Month ago +1

    i normally sympathize with pilots but NOPE,, the MINUTE that plane started banking,, captain shoul've got back in his seat, and there shoulve been FULL control by crew until flight was stabilized, NOT that the kids should've EVER been in that seat to begin with. situational awareness was absolutely absent ,,

  • stalag14
    stalag14 Month ago +2

    Excellent video.

  • KindaCool
    KindaCool Month ago +3

    Very privileged pilot who gets to take his family on the plane once a year for a discount lol.

  • John Thimakis
    John Thimakis 18 days ago

    Thanks for sharing. 😉👌🏻

  • cerealchild1
    cerealchild1 Month ago +2

    I remember this one!

  • Ester Almojuela
    Ester Almojuela 10 days ago

    What a disgrace in the part of the Pilot. What the hell he's thinking for allowing his 15 son. It backfired right away and too bad all those passengers died.

  • Brandon Seelochan
    Brandon Seelochan 20 days ago +1

    I think the pilot👨‍✈️️ should not take off the auto pilot switch🔄. He should not allow Children to fly a commercial airline.

  • Justin Fusco
    Justin Fusco Month ago +1

    If this was an Airbus shouldn't it have a side stick and not a yolke?

  • Mark 433
    Mark 433 Month ago +2

    Please, NO kids in the cockpit...

  • fred flintstoner
    fred flintstoner 13 days ago


  • Rich Hlavaty
    Rich Hlavaty 16 days ago

    Hopefully the company was sued out of business

  • Shang Shang
    Shang Shang 11 days ago

    elder and yana was so young…

  • YourFuneral Director
    YourFuneral Director 28 days ago


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    Mike Silva Month ago


  • 40 Acres and a mule
    40 Acres and a mule Month ago +1

    lol darwin wins again wish yopu didnt have kids now LOL

  • lowkeyIbes
    lowkeyIbes 27 days ago


  • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes

    One of my favorites, starring Felgar the 15 year old airplane assassin
    Also, I like how everyone speaks English with a Russian accent (damn autocorrect!)
    Makes the re-enactment seem totally genuine

  • fred flintstoner
    fred flintstoner 13 days ago +1


  • benjamin franklin
    benjamin franklin Month ago +3

    how about not letting the kids in the cockpit while the plane is flying, what an incompetent pilot even if they did survived the incident i doubt the pilot would fly a plane ever again

  • Marcus Warfield
    Marcus Warfield Month ago +1

    Need new videos an stop deleting important comments. Thanks

  • Patrick Lutz
    Patrick Lutz Month ago

    Another repeat

    • Jeffrey P.M
      Jeffrey P.M Month ago

      @José Hunter's EW&F Remixes See you're missing the point though. No body cares what you think.

    • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes
      José Hunter's EW&F Remixes Month ago

      @Jeffrey P.M My, the totally grumpiest
      I love disasters
      Perhaps you'd like a warm chocolate

    • Jeffrey P.M
      Jeffrey P.M Month ago

      Then why are you clicking on it? Shouldn't you know by the description? Brutal. What are waiting for another disaster to comment on? Go to bed.