Crash of a Fokker 100 in Almaty: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2019 at 0722 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-F1007
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Almaty - Astana
MSN:
11496
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
Z92100
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
93
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The Fokker 100 departed runway 05R at Almaty Airport on a regular schedule service (flight Z9/BEK2100) to Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, carrying 93 passengers and a crew of five. Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb at an altitude of 50-100 feet, the airplane lost height and veered to the right, struck a concrete wall then crashed onto a house located in a residential area, about 500 meters south of the runway 23R threshold. The airplane broke into several parts and 12 occupants were killed, among them the captain. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about one km with smoke and mist.

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
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 Canadair RegionalJet CRJ200ER in Almaty: 21 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2013 at 1313 LT
Operator:
Registration:
UP-CJ006
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kokshetau - Almaty
MSN:
7413
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
VSV760
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Aircraft flight hours:
25707
Aircraft flight cycles:
22975
Circumstances:
On approach to Almaty in low visibility due to freezing fog, aircraft hit the ground some five km short of runway 23R and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. All 21 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, horizontal visibility was estimated 300 meters and vertical 30 meters, requiring a Cat IIIb certified crew and aircraft. Thus, the crew was not authorized to land in such conditions but allowed to descend until the decision height fixed at a height of 30 meters for this type of aircraft. It appears that the decision of the crew to perform a go around was too late.

Crash of a Canadair CL-604 Challenger in Almaty: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2007 at 0303 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-ARWE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hanovre-Almaty-Bangkok
MSN:
5454
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
JCX826
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The Challenger 604 was performing the flight JCX826 from Hanover to Bangkok with a fuel stop at Almaty, Kazakhstan. Just after lift off from runway 05, the aircraft banked right and hit a concrete wall. The aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire. While the copilot was killed, all other occupants were seriously injured. The passenger was a German businessman, both pilots were German citizens and the stewardess was a Turkish citizen.

Ground fire of an Ilyushin II-62M in Istanbul

Date & Time: Apr 24, 1998 at 0015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YR-IRD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Istanbul - Almaty
MSN:
47 27 5 4 6
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
64
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
At Istanbul-Atatürk Airport, while preparing for takeoff, one of the engine caught fire and exploded. All 73 occupants (64 passengers and nine crew members) evacuated the aircraft and were uninjured. A fire erupted, destroying the rear part of the airplane.
Probable cause:
Engine fire and explosion.

Crash of a Boeing 737-2H4 in Almaty

Date & Time: Apr 12, 1998 at 1448 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P4-NEN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aktyubinsk - Almaty
MSN:
20925
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
OEG717
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
80
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
71160
Aircraft flight cycles:
84935
Circumstances:
After touchdown on a wet runway surface, the crew aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran at a speed of 80 knots, lost its right main gear and right engine before coming to rest few dozen metres further. All 88 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154B-2 in Karachi

Date & Time: Jan 21, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UN-85455
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Karachi - Almaty
MSN:
80A455
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
105
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Karachi-Quaid-e-Azam Airport, at a speed of 270-280 km/h, the pilot-in-command pulled up on the control column to start the rotation but the aircraft failed to respond. The crew decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, rolled for about 500 metres then lost its nose gear and came to rest. All 117 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to prepare the flight according to published procedures. The mass and balance sheet was incorrect. At the time of the accident, the total weight of the aircraft was six tons above MTOW and the CofG as too far forward.

Ground accident of an Ilyushin II-22M-15 in Almaty

Date & Time: Jan 15, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UN-75915
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
29640 17101
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The II-22 operated by the Kazakh government collided with an Antonov AN-12 at Almaty Airport. The accident occurred in unknown circumstances and while the AN-12 suffered minor damages, the II-22 was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties. The accident occurred somewhere in January 1995, exact date unknown.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Almaty: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tashkent - Almaty
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
On final approach to Almaty Airport, the crew decided to initiate a go-around for unknown reasons when the aircraft lost height and crashed. All eight occupants were killed. There were low clouds and rain falls at the time of the accident.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near Alma-Ata: 9 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 1987 at 1908 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-26007
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Biisk - Alma-Ata - Leninabad
MSN:
99 01
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Biisk to Alma-Ata, carrying four passengers (loadmaster), five crew members and a load of 3,600 kilos of various goods. About 70 km from the destination, the crew was cleared to descend from 6,000 to 3,600 meters. At this time, weather conditions were marginal with limited visibility and low ceiling. During the descent, several radios contacts were made between ATC and pilots but most of them were inaudible and the crew continued the descent without knowing his exact position and without any visual contact with ground obstacles. At 1908LT, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain (2,370 meters high) located 56 km east of Alma-Ata Airport. The wreckage was found 22 meters below the summit and all nine occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The flying crew failed to follow ATC instructions,
- Poor radio communication quality during the last two minutes prior to the accident, probably due to the mountain range,
- Lack of ATC assistance.