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Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Kinshasa: 12 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2017 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
EX-001
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kinshasa – Bukavu
MSN:
5343606
YOM:
1965
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport on a flight to Bukavu, carrying ammunition and two vehicles. Few minutes after takeoff, the crew reported technical problems and received the permission to return for an emergency landing. Shortly later, control was lost and the airplane crashed in flames in a prairie located in Nsele, about 20 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 12 occupants were killed.
Information provided by the DRC Authorities are conflicting regarding the aircraft registration, the destination and the number of people on board.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Camp Dwyer: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2016 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4K-AZ25
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Camp Dwyer - Mary
MSN:
3341209
YOM:
19
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
22628
Captain / Total hours on type:
3953.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4625
Copilot / Total hours on type:
836
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the engine number three failed. For unknown reason, the crew was unable to feather the propeller. After a roll of 70 seconds, at a speed of 220 km/h, the airplane overran the 2,400 meters runway and went into a sandy area and crashed in flames. Two passengers (two mechanics) were seriously injured while all seven other passengers were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Failure of the number 3 engine.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in Juba: 41 killed

Date & Time: Nov 4, 2015 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
EY-406
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Juba – Paloich
MSN:
01347704
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
41
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 13 at Juba International Airport, the four engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height. After a distance of some 800 meters, the aircraft hit a hill and crashed on the shore of the White Nile. Two passengers were seriously injured while 41 other occupants were killed, among them all six crew members. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were marginal with rain showers. South Sudan Authorities reported the aircraft was unable to climb because it was overload, and the captain reported to ATC prior to departure he was carrying 12 passengers. According to Antonov, the aircraft was not airworthy at the time of the accident because the owner, Asia Airways, was not compliant with their procedures.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in Tamanrasset: 7 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2014 at 0244 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-DWF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Glasgow – Ghardaïa – Tamanrasset – Malabo
MSN:
8345802
YOM:
14
Flight number:
UKL4061
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Glasgow-Prestwick to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with a crew of 7 and a load of oil equipment. Three minutes after takeoff from Tamanrasset-Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport, radio contact was lost with the aircraft that crashed in a mountainous terrain located some 15 km south of the airport. The crash site was spotted in early morning and the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All 7 crewmen (six Ukrainians and one Russian) were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Irkutsk: 9 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2013 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-12162
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Novosibirsk - Irkutsk
MSN:
3341509
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight from Novosibirsk with a cargo consisting of 1,5 tons of aircraft spare parts destined for the Irkut Group (Sukhoi, Beriev). On final approach to Irkust-2 Airport at night, aircraft dropped below the glide path and crashed on the territory of the 109th Arsenal of the Russian Army 700 metres before the runway threshold, damaging 2 munitions storage buildings. All nine occupants (six crew and three mechanics) were killed.