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Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV in Nizhneangarsk: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2019 at 1024 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-47366
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ulan-Ude - Nizhneangarsk
MSN:
77310804
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
2G200
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
43
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On a flight from Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk, while descending to an altitude of 3,050 meters about 30 km from the destination airport, the crew contacted ATC and reported the failure of the left engine. The approach was continued to runway 22 and after touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane veered off runway to the right. It rolled in a grassy area and eventually impacted the building of a sewage treatment plant located 380 meters to the right of the runway. The captain and the flight engineer were killed and the copilot was seriously injured. 22 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Donetsk: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 13, 2013 at 1809 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-WRA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Odessa - Donetsk
MSN:
37308709
YOM:
1973
Flight number:
YG8971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
3245
Copilot / Total flying hours:
175
Circumstances:
On final approach to Donetsk-Sergei Prokofiev Airport, during last segment, aircraft banked right to a 48° bank angle. Right wing hit the ground and aircraft overturned before coming to rest upside down in a field on the left of runway 08. Five passengers were killed while the aircraft was destroyed. It was performing a charter flight from Odessa with 44 football fans on their way to a match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund. At the time of the accident, visibility was poor due to night and foggy conditions. Visibility 250 metres, RVR runway 08 750 metres, vertical visibility 200 feet.
Probable cause:
It was planned that an instructor should perform the flight with the crew but he did not show up, so captain decided to start the mission without him. On final approach to Donetsk, visibility was reduced and the captain was authorized to descent until 1,000 feet on approach where he should establish a visual contact with runway 08 or the approach lights. At this decision height, he continued the approach without any calls to the rest of the crew despite he did not establish visual contact with runway. During last segment, aircraft banked right due to a too low approach speed (103 knots) and crashed. Crew did not monitor correctly the approach speed and the captain decided to continue the approach despite he was below minimums. At the decision height, he should abandon the approach for a go around procedure.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV in Galkayo

Date & Time: Apr 28, 2012 at 1433 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3X-GEB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hargeisa - Galkayo
MSN:
37308403
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to runway 05L at Galkayo Airport, while about five to seven feet above the terrain, Captain noticed an animal crossing the runway from left to right. He attempted to extend the flare in order to avoid a collision but the aircraft subsequently touched down hard and bounced several times. Eventually, it veered off runway and came to rest with both wings partially sheared off.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Blagoveshchensk

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2011 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-46561
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Irkutsk - Chita - Blagoveshchensk - Khabarovsk
MSN:
67310609
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
IAE103
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
31
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
11555
Captain / Total hours on type:
6722.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3268
Copilot / Total hours on type:
575
Aircraft flight hours:
12346
Aircraft flight cycles:
13767
Circumstances:
Approach was completed in poor weather conditions with low visibility, heavy rain falls, thunderstorm activity and cloud base at 500 feet. Despite he did not establish any visual contact with the runway or its light system, captain decided to continue the approach and passed the minimum decision height. Aircraft was not aligned with the runway centerline and aircraft hit tree tops 250 meters to the right of the centerline and 75 meters short of runway 36. Aircraft stalled and crashed, lost its undercarriage and its left wing before coming to rest. Twelve occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The probable causes of the accident were the failure of the crew to go around and the descent well below decision height without visual reference to landmarks when the aircraft approached the airfield in weather conditions below the captain's, aircraft's and airfield's minima and in dangerous/adverse weather phenomena like thunderstorm, heavy rain and severe turbulence as well as the lack of appropriate response and required actions following terrain awareness warning system alerts resulted in a controlled flight into terrain, collision with obstacles and the destruction of the aircraft.
Contributing factors:
- the crew underestimated the weather conditions at the destination airport thus taking an erroneous decision to attempt an approach in thunderstorm and heavy rain showers,
- unsatisfactory meteorological support of the flight, the dispatcher and later air traffic control provided information about visibility, cloud and wind data that did not correspond to actual conditions that were significantly worse than minimums required,
- clearance for the approach by air traffic control despite the presence of dangerous weather phenomena (thunderstorm, heavy rain) at the aerodrome, which did not correspond to the standard operating procedures at Blagoveshchensk,
- inadequate staffing with a first officer who was performing his first flight after a prolonged leave without proper preparation and training,
- unsatisfactory crew interaction and the failure to adhere to standard operating procedures, especially the call outs of approaching decision height, the absence of a decision by the commander to continue the landing or go-around and the lack of action to recommend/initiate a go around by the first officer.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV in Strezhevoy: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2011 at 1155 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-47302
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tomsk - Surgut
MSN:
57310302
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
TSK5007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
33
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
4570
Captain / Total hours on type:
4064.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
9476
Copilot / Total hours on type:
5100
Aircraft flight hours:
48489
Aircraft flight cycles:
32783
Circumstances:
While cruising to Surgut at FL197, pilot informed ATC that left engine fired and decided to divert to Strezhevoy Airport. As fire spread to the left of the engine, captain decided to make an emergency landing in the Ob River, few km from airport. Aircraft hits water surface, broken in two and came to rest in shallow water. Seven passengers were killed.
Probable cause:
The Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) released their final report in Russian concluding the probable causes of the accident were:
The catastrophe of the AN-24 RA-47302 occurred when ditching became necessary due to a fire in the left hand engine's nacelle. The destruction of the aircraft and loss of life was caused by collision with underwater obstacles that the crew could not anticipate or avoid.
The fire in the left hand engine nacelle was caused by the fracture of a centrifugal breather releasing an air-fuel emulsion into the engine compartment as well as a delayed reaction to shut the engine down by the crew following an magnetic chip detector indication together with indications of oil pressure fluctuations, a burning smell and a low oil pressure indication.
A delay in indicating engine vibrations to the crew as result of degradation of the engine vibration sensoring equipment, most likely caused by changes of the rotor speed of the engine as result of the aft bearing failure of the compressor rotor and/or misalignment of the sensor, which probably influenced the decision of the crew to shut the engine down with a delay.
Cause of the fracture of the centrifugal breather was the destruction of the impeller due to prolonged exposure to hot air-fuel emulsion due to the failure of the aft compressor rotor support bearing.
It was not possible to determine the cause of the destruction of the aft compressor rotor support bearing due to significant secondary damage. Most likely the destruction was caused by misalignment such as:
- incorrect assembly of support parts mating with the compressor rotor during on-condition engine repairs
- or deviations from required geometry of support parts mating with the compressor rotor.
Contributing factors were
- psychological unpreparedness of the captain to shut the engine down due to lack of experience with the aircraft on one engine inoperative
- late detection of the fire and as a consequence late attempts to extinguish the fire, it was however not possible to establish why the fire was detected late due to lack of objective information about the performance of the fire alarm systems.

Source: AvHerald

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Zalingei: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 11, 2010 at 1618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ST-ARQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Khartoum - Nyala - Zalingei
MSN:
07305910
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
38
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
4400
Captain / Total hours on type:
300.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
900
Copilot / Total hours on type:
700
Circumstances:
Aircraft touch down hard 200 metres after threshold, lost both engines and came to rest in flames 400 metres further on. Two passengers died, five were injured while all others escaped without injury. Aircraft was destroyed by impact and post impact fire.
Probable cause:
Sudan's Central Directorate of Air Accident Investigation concluded the probable causes as follow:
The accident cause is a complex set of reasons.
The aircraft impacted the ground on three wheels at high forward speed shearing off both engines and propellers and damaging the left main landing gear which put the aircraft in an uncontrollable condition.
Contributory factors were:
Absence of crew coordination
Absence of cabin procedure and check-lists for different phases of flight
Unsatisfactory Periodic and Annual job check being reflected on the inoperative Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders
Bad planning of the flight and long period taken to clear the recorded defects before departure is considered to be a contributory factor to this accident.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Igarka: 12 killed

Date & Time: Aug 3, 2010 at 0119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-46524
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Krasnoyarsk - Igarka
MSN:
47310003
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
KTK057
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Captain / Total flying hours:
17250
Captain / Total hours on type:
14205.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5838
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2670
Aircraft flight hours:
53760
Aircraft flight cycles:
38383
Circumstances:
On final approach to Igarka Airport, aircraft hit trees and crashed 700 metres short of runway. All eleven passengers and the stewardess were killed as the aircraft was destroyed by fire. For unknown reasons, pilots continued approach under glidepath and prescribed altitude. Both pilots and the engineer survived.
Probable cause:
Crew decided to continue the approach in low visibility and under prescribed altitude, despite the fact they did not have any visual contact with the runway. Weather conditions were worst as minima of airfield, aircraft and crew. Aircraft was approaching too low and was also off track at the time of impact.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Afghanistan: 44 killed

Date & Time: May 17, 2010 at 0937 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YA-PIS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kunduz-Kaboul
MSN:
27307903
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
NR1102
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
38
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
44
Circumstances:
While overflying the Salang mountains, the aircraft hit the ground and crashed. Debris were found two days later by ISAF helicopter crew. All 44 occupants were killed. Visibility was poor due to fog at the time of the accident.