Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Ekimchan: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 7, 2017 at 0825 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-02305
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ekimchan - Udskoye
MSN:
1G240-07
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
SHA9001
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Ekimchan Airport, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in flames in a wooded and snow covered area located near few houses. One of the pilots was killed while the second occupant was injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to preliminary report, the loss of control was caused by an engine failure during initial climb.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Ekimchan: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 4, 2005 at 1255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-00901
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ekimchan - Udskoye - Chumikan
MSN:
1G171-22
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making a special flight from Ekimchan to Chumikan via Udskoye with two pilots, one passenger and a load of food. The aircraft crashed in the mount Bryus (1,767 metres high) located in the Selemja range, 19 km East of Ekimchan. Rescue teams found the debris of the aircraft and the three dead bodies only twelve days later, on 16SEP2005, at an altitude of 1,550 metres.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 near Ekimchan: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 1978 at 0942 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-55719
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ekimchan - Baladek
MSN:
1G49-11
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
12141
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane was completing a flight from Ekimchan to Baladek, carrying one passenger, two pilots and five drums loaded with diesel for a total weight of one ton. Seven minutes and 10 seconds after takeoff from Ekimchan, while flying at an altitude of 720 meters, the engine lost power. The airplane lost height, entered a nose down attitude of 18° then struck a hill. Both pilots were injured and the passenger was killed. The airplane was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the engine failure could not be determined with certainty. However, investigators believe that the fuel pump and a collector probably failed in flight.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Ekimchan

Date & Time: Dec 23, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-02708
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1G124-14
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near Ekimchan. There were no casualties. It is reported that the total weight of the aircraft was above the MTOW at the time of the accident.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 near Ekimchan: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 18, 1971 at 1850 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-32318
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Zlatoustovsk – Ekimchan
MSN:
1G97-30
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
3218
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Zlatoustovsk Airfield at 1840LT on its last leg back to Ekimchan, carrying three passengers and a crew of two. Ten minutes later, weather conditions worsened and while cruising at an altitude of 1,434 meters in cloud, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located 22 km east of Ekimchan. The wreckage was found two days later, 94 meters below the summit and 10 km off course. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew was the crew continued the flight under VFR mode in IMC conditions and failed to see the mountain while flying in clouds. Analysis revealed that the aircraft was off course by 10 kilometers at the time of the accident and that both pilots were intoxicated with an alcohol blood level of 2 ‰ for the captain and 1.34 ‰ for the copilot.