Following an accident involving an Aviastar-TU Tupolev Tu-204 on 22 March 2010, the CAA moved to ban Aviastar-TU from carrying passengers with immediate effect, pending an examination of the airline's flight operations.
On 22 March 2010, Aviastar-TU Flight 1906, a Tupolev Tu-204 (RA-64011) crashed on approach to MoscowDomodedovo International Airport. The aircraft was on its way back from Hurghada in Egypt with only eight crew members on board. Everybody survived the accident with only 2 receiving serious injuries. In September 2010, the МАК released their final report into the accident. The cause of the accident was attributed to pilot error, with a number of factors contributing to the accident including inadequate crew training and lack of cockpit resource management, failure of autoflight systems and regulatory violations by Aviastar-TU.