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Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Beni

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9T-TAB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kisangani – Beni
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
68
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Kisangani to Beni, carrying 68 soldiers who should be dispatched in the region of Beni. After touchdown, the airplane encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance, overran and went down an embankment. It came to rest in flames, broken into several pieces. While all 72 occupants evacuated safely, 10 of them were injured, the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Kinshasa: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 2018 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-AGB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tshikapa – Kinshasa
MSN:
13402
YOM:
1984
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Kinshasa after delivering election equipments and materials in Tshikapa on behalf of the Independent National Election Commission. The crew was cleared to descend to 5,000 feet on approach to runway 06 at Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport but encountered poor weather conditions with rain falls. In limited visibility, the airplane crashed on a hilly terrain located about 35 km west of the airport. The wreckage was found few hours later and all seven occupants were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Khartoum

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7706
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10404
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an exercise with a second Sudanese Air Force Antonov AN-32. After touchdown on runway 18, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane was struck by the AN-32 from behind. After collision, both airplanes went out of control and came to rest by the runway edge. There were no casualties while both aircraft are destroyed. It appears that the AN-32 landed shortly after the AN-26 and was unable to stop in a timely manner. The registration 7706 is not confirmed yet.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B near El Alamein

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2018 at 0125 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-AN611
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kiev - El Alamein - Khartoum
MSN:
11404
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
KUY9554
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a positioning flight from Kiev to Khartoum with an intermediate stop in El Alamein, Egypt. While cruising by night, the crew informed ATC that he was short of fuel and attempted an emergency landing in a desert area located about 50 km east of El Alamein Airport. The aircraft belly landed, slid for few dozen meters and came to rest, broken in two. All six crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It is reported that the crew was forced to make an emergency due to fuel shortage, probably caused by strong headwinds during flight.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 at Hmeimim AFB: 39 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 2018 at 1451 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-92955
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kuweires – Hmeimim
MSN:
10107
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
33
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
39
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Kuweires-Rasin El Aboud Airbase on a flight to Hmeimim AFB, carrying 33 passengers and a crew of six. On final approach, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames about 500 meters short of runway. There were no survivors among the 39 occupants. The airplane was registered RF-92955 (52 red). It is believed that the loss of control that occurred on short final was the result of low level windshear.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26-100 off Abidjan: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2017 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ER-AVB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3204
YOM:
1975
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Abidjan-Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport, while climbing in marginal weather conditions, the airplane stalled and crashed on a beach before coming to rest in shallow water. Six occupants were rescued while four crew members were killed, among them both pilots, all Moldovan citizens. The crew was performing a special cargo flight on behalf of the French Army, carrying materials intended to the 'Barkhane' anti-terrorist operation. Weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and strong winds. It was also reported that the accident occurred during landing. Development will follow.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Goma

Date & Time: Sep 10, 2017 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-AFL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma – Bunia
MSN:
14003
YOM:
1985
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Goma Airport, while on a cargo flight to Bunia, the crew reported technical problems with the right engine and obtained the permission to return for an emergency landing. The crew landed long (about half down the runway) and after touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and while contacting lava ground, the right main gear and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest with its right wing bent and all four crew members evacuated safely.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Maban

Date & Time: Aug 28, 2017 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EK-26006
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
12102
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on runway 33 at Maban Airport, South Sudan, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames. All crew members were able to evacuate the cabin and were slightly injured while the aircraft was completely destroyed by fire. The crew was completing a cargo flight on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Balashov: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 30, 2017 at 0640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-36160
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Balashov - Balashov
MSN:
8001
YOM:
12
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a local training mission at Balashov Airfield, in the region of Saratov. On final approach, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located 150 meters short of runway threshold. A crew member was killed while five others were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. It was reported by local military authorities that the accident may have been caused by an engine failure. The airplane had the dual registration RF-36160 and 79 red.
Crew:
Cpt Y. Tereshin,
Maj S. Rodionov,
Ens Frolov,
P. Halaimov,
I. Makhmoudov,
M. Artemiev. †

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near San Cristóbal: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CU-T1406
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Playa Baracoa - Playa Baracoa
MSN:
13502
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
FAR1436
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The plane left Playa Baracoa Airport at 0638LT bound to the southwest. Later, it crashed on the slope of Mt Loma de la Pimienta located about six km north of San Cristóbal, province of Artemisa. All eight crew members were killed. Owned by Aerogaviota, the airplane was operated by the Cuban Air Force (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias) under flight code FAR1436.