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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Mezhdurechenskoye: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2017 at 0758 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A2807
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Almaty - Shymkent
MSN:
1AJ007-14
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Almaty Airport at 1835LT on an ambulance mission to Shymkent, carrying two doctors, two pilots and one flight mechanic. Twelve minutes later, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames near the village of Mezhdurechenskoye located about 25 km northwest of Almaty Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec M28-05 Skytruck in Bajura: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 30, 2017 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NA-048
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Surkhet - Simikot
MSN:
AJE003-02
YOM:
2004
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Surkhet to Simikot but was unable to land at Simikot due to high winds and diverted to Bajura Airstrip. Upon arrival, the twin engine aircraft missed the runway, crashed and came to rest upside down. The captain was killed while both other crew members were seriously injured.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck off Tanjungpinang: 13 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2016 at 1022 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P-4201
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pangkal Pinang – Batam
MSN:
AJE003-03
YOM:
2004
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Pangkal Pinang Airport at 0924LT bound for Hang Nadim Airport on the Batam Island. En route, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens and crashed into the sea about 74 km southeast of Tanjunpinang, in the Riau Islands. An hour later, around 1130LT, few debris and body parts were found by fishermen on the waters off Pulau Senayang. All 13 occupants have been killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Addis Ababa

Date & Time: Jan 20, 2014 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Entebbe - Sana'a
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
When flying in the Ethiopian Airspace, crew informed ATC about engine problems and received the authorization to divert to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport for an emergency landing. On final approach, twin engine aircraft crashed in an open field located in the suburb of Addis Ababa, in Legedadi. On the crash site, some 20 km northeast of the airport, SAR could evacuate both crew seriously injured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Palana: 10 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 2012 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-28715
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - Palana
MSN:
1AJ006-25
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
PTK251
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Captain / Total flying hours:
8955
Captain / Total hours on type:
7732.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6543
Copilot / Total hours on type:
6347
Aircraft flight hours:
11947
Aircraft flight cycles:
8891
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, crew started the descent to runway 11 at Palana Airport from the south. Aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area on the Mt Pyatibratka, at a height of 216 meters, some 10 km south of the airport. Both pilots and 8 passengers were killed and the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces.
Probable cause:
Non-compliance of the crew with the published approach procedure, descending below minimum height prematurely while flying in mountainous terrain in weather conditions that prevented consistent visual contact with the ground. This led to a controlled flight into the slopes of a mountain, the destruction of the aircraft and fatalities among the crew and passengers.
Alcohol was found in the blood of both flight crew.
Contributing factors were:
- low level of discipline of staff and inadequate supervision of pre-flight preparation and implementation of approaches by the airline
- lack of alertness by the crew when the radio altimeter reached a dangerous height
- the presence of a GPWS could possibly have averted the accident.
Following deficiencies were identified leading to the crash:
- the blood of both flight crew contained alcohol in violation of Russian regulations
- during preflight checks both flight crew were permitted to conduct the flight despite their intoxication in violation of Russian regulations
- in violation of Airline regulations the captain did not ensure a preflight examination was conducted
- according to tape recordings the decision to depart was made by the first officer of another crew, which is in violation of Russian and Airline regulations
- No ground proximity warning system (GPWS) was installed on the aircraft
- the flight crew did not track along the planned trajectory and entered the approach procedure not at the published entry point
- the flight crew provided air traffic control with wrong position reports
- nearing the aerodrome of Palana the crew performed a premature descent and flew an arbitrary trajectory in violation of the approach procedure
- near the aerodrome of Palana the flight crew again provided a false position report to ATC
- ATC cleared the aircraft to intercept the turn to final at an altitude, which violated the instrument approach procedure
- The "uncertainty phase" was not declared by the aerodrome preventing taking measurements of weather data
- the operations manuals at Palana aerodrome do not provide limiting values in altitude and bearings to air traffic controllers vectoring aircraft in the terminal area.

Source: AvHerald
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Namoya: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 30, 2012 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CUN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bukavu-Namoya
MSN:
1AJ006-11
YOM:
1989
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Bukavu-Kamembe Airport at 0745LT for a one hour cargo flight to Namoya. On final approach in marginal weather conditions, aircraft crashed in a dense wooded area located ten km from runway. Two passengers among them a 60 years old women were rescued as all three others occupants were killed. As the Captain was Russian, the Copilot was Indian.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec C-145A Skytruck in Walan Rabat

Date & Time: Dec 18, 2011 at 1502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
08-0319
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kandahar - Qalat - Walan Rabat - Qalat - Kandahar
MSN:
AJE003-19
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3546
Captain / Total hours on type:
434.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
982
Copilot / Total hours on type:
677
Aircraft flight hours:
1164
Aircraft flight cycles:
1273
Circumstances:
At 0939 hours Zulu time on 18 December 2011, an M-28, Tail Number 08-0319, departed Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan on a mission to pick up four passengers at Qalat, Afghanistan, transport them to Walan Rabat short takeoff and landing zone, transport two additional personnel from Walan Rabat back to Qalat, then return to Kandahar Air Base. The mishap aircraft and crew were assigned or attached to the 318th Special Operations Squadron, 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, and were deployed to the 318th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan. After an uneventful stop at Qalat to onload four passengers and their bags, the mishap crew flew a 20-minute leg to Walan Rabat. Surface winds at Walan Rabat were 190 degrees at 14 knots gusting to 17 knots, 30 degrees off a direct tailwind for runway 34. Because the landing zone has a three percent upslope for runway 34, and a 1,500-foot mountain exists 1½ miles to the north, the pilot elected to land with a tailwind on runway 34, the preferred landing direction. Walan Rabat Landing Zone is a 1,756-foot long, 31-foot wide, semi-prepared dirt strip with poorly defined boundaries. The landing zone was marked with AMP-3 markings, commonly called a “box-and-one” with colored panels. The mishap pilot consulted a wind component chart and incorrectly calculated the tailwind component, mistakenly believing it was within the allowable limit for landing the M-28. The pilot flew a shallow 2½-3 degree approach due to the upsloping landing zone. At approximately 1,000 feet short of the landing zone, the mishap pilot visually acquired the AMP-3 markings and landed the mishap aircraft at 1032 zulu. After a firmer than normal landing, the aircraft veered to the right and departed the prepared surface. The nose gear encountered uneven terrain and collapsed, causing the mishap aircraft to flip tail-over-nose. The mishap crew and passengers then egressed the aircraft through the copilot’s window. There were no serious injuries to crew or passengers. The mishap aircraft, which was valued at approximately $12,300,000 was destroyed. There were no civilian casualties.
Probable cause:
The AIB president found no clear and convincing evidence of the primary cause of the accident. He determined by a preponderance of evidence that the Landing Zone Condition, Cross-Monitoring Performance, Task/Mission-in-Progress Re-planning, Landing with an Excessive Tailwind, and Aircraft Engine Anomalies substantially contributed to the mishap, ultimately causing the mishap aircraft to veer off the prepared surface into rough terrain, resulting in the collapse of the nose landing gear and destruction of the aircraft.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Shabunda

Date & Time: Oct 15, 2011
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CSX
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1AJ003-12
YOM:
1987
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Shabunda Airport, the pilot encountered engine problems and elected to return. After touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest on an embankment. All 16 passengers were unhurt while both pilots were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The exact date of the mishap remains unclear.