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Ground fire of a Boeing 737-322 in Aktau

Date & Time: Jun 16, 2015 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LY-FLB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aktau - Mineralnye Vody
MSN:
24667/1893
YOM:
9
Flight number:
DV742/DV831
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After completing flight DV742 from Astana, the aircraft was parked at a gate, waiting for its passengers to complete the flight DV831 to Mineralnye Vody. The aircraft landed at 1818LT and was scheduled to depart around 1915LT when an explosion occurred in the forward compartment of the cabin, few meters behind the cockpit. A fire spread into the cabin and partially destroyed the fuselage. Nobody was hurt in this incident but the aircraft is written off. According to local medias, it appears the explosion was caused by an oxygen bottle.

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 near Shevshenko

Date & Time: Jan 16, 1982
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-87902
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
9 72 04 54
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While descending to Shevshenko Airport while on a positioning flight, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing as the airplane ran out of fuel. The aircraft belly landed in an open field located few km from the airport and came to rest. All three crew members escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The airplane ran out of fuel because the crew miscalculated the fuel quantity before departure. Also, he lost his orientation en route while cruising in poor weather conditions consisting of snow falls and strong winds.