Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Krapivinsky: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2016 at 1335 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-54790
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Yeisk – Berdsk – Irkutsk
MSN:
1G183-54
YOM:
17
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew (two pilots and one mechanic) was performing a ferry flight to Irkutsk with an intermediate stop in Berdsk. En route, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions when the single engine aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located on the slope of Mt Gora Abatova (747 meters high) located 40 km east of Krapivinsky. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three crew members were killed. The wreckage was found a day later at an altitude of 541 meters.
Crew:
R. Rodzhapov, pilot,
Yuri Pakhomov, copilot,
I. Valiullin, flight engineer.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD near Uyan: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2016 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-76840
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Irkutsk - Irkutsk
MSN:
1033417553
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The aircraft left in the morning the airport of Irkutsk to take part to a fire fighting mission as a large forest was on fire in the region of Bayanday. In unknown circumstances, the four engine aircraft hit trees and crashed in flames in a large wooded area and was destroyed upon impact. The wreckage was found two days later only and all 10 crew members were killed.
Crew:
L.S. Owl, pilot,
A. A. Lebedev, copilot,
G. L. Petrov, navigator,
V. N. Kuznetsov, flight engineer,
I. E. Murahin, radio operator,
S. A. Makarov, flight operator,
S. A. Souslov, flight operator,
M. M. Khadayev, flight operator,
V. G. Jdanov, operator,
A. M. Mashnin, operator.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Irkutsk: 9 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2013 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-12162
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Novosibirsk - Irkutsk
MSN:
3341509
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight from Novosibirsk with a cargo consisting of 1,5 tons of aircraft spare parts destined for the Irkut Group (Sukhoi, Beriev). On final approach to Irkust-2 Airport at night, aircraft dropped below the glide path and crashed on the territory of the 109th Arsenal of the Russian Army 700 metres before the runway threshold, damaging 2 munitions storage buildings. All nine occupants (six crew and three mechanics) were killed.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Mirnyy: 11 killed

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2009 at 0849 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RF-76801
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mirnyy-Irkoutsk
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 24 at Mirnyy airport. It climbed to a height of 20-30 metres, banked right and crashed in a huge ball of fire. All eleven occupants were killed.

Crash of an Airbus A310 in Irkoutsk: 125 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 2006 at 0744 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-OGYP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscou - Irkutsk
MSN:
442
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
SBI778
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
195
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
125
Captain / Total flying hours:
10611
Captain / Total hours on type:
1056.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
9771
Copilot / Total hours on type:
158
Aircraft flight hours:
59865
Aircraft flight cycles:
12550
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making the regular SBI778 (S7778) flight from Moscow-Domodedovo to Irkutsk. On approach, weather conditions were poor with low ceiling and thunderstorms. On landing on runway 30 (3,165 metres long), the aircraft did not decelerate as expected and overran the runway before colliding with a concrete wall. The aircraft burnt and was completely destroyed. It seems that a hydraulic failure occurred on brake system, after the reverse thrust system was applied. The aircraft accumulated 59,865 flying hours for 12,550 cycles. While the captain accumulated 10,611 flying hours, the copilot has 9,771 flying hours.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154 in Irkoutsk: 145 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2001 at 0208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-85845
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ekaterinbourg-Irkoutsk-Vladivostok
MSN:
86A735
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
XF352
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
136
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
145
Aircraft flight hours:
20953
Aircraft flight cycles:
11387

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Irkoutsk

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1999 at 1346 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-76819
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pékin-Irkoutsk-Perm-Moscou
MSN:
10134 09274
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
2882
Aircraft flight cycles:
1177

Crash of an Antonov AN-124 in Irkoutsk: 68 killed

Date & Time: Dec 6, 1997 at 1444 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-82005
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Irkoutsk-Vladivostok-Hanoi
MSN:
4516003
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
68
Aircraft flight hours:
1034
Aircraft flight cycles:
576

Crash of an Antonov AN-74 in Mirnyy

Date & Time: Dec 10, 1996 at 2357 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-74037
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mirniy-Irkoutsk
MSN:
36547098950
YOM:
1995
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
369
Aircraft flight cycles:
176

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154 in Irkoutsk: 125 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 1994 at 1207 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-85656
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Irkutsk - Moscow
MSN:
89A801
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
BKL130
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
115
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
125
Circumstances:
While preparing the flight, the crew encountered technical problems with the engine n°2 and 17 minutes were necessary to start all three engines. A technical issue occurred with the starter of the engine n°2 and a warning light came on in the cockpit. The crew did not find any corrective actions in the operations manual and as he thought the warning was false, decided to take off. Four minutes after the aircraft departed Irkutsk Airport runway 12, while climbing, the starter located in the engine n°2 failed. Debris scattered around and hydraulic and fuel lines were cut. The crew declared an emergency and was cleared for an immediate return after the engine n°2 caught fire. Unfortunately, the crew was unable to extinguish the fire and the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and eventually crashed on farm buildings located about 11 km from the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 124 occupants were killed as well as one farmer. Another farmer was seriously injured.
Probable cause:
The commission found that the air starter malfunction occurred when the engine was started due to a structural element of the air conditioning system, probably a fragment of the air-to-air radiator (VVR) splitter of engine n°2, hit under the constant pressure flap. This became possible due to the lack of protection against the ingress of foreign objects from the air lines and the low operational reliability of the VVR. A constant supply of air under pressure from the engines operating at a mode close to the nominal through an open damper led to the starter not switching off and the turbine rotor spinning up to off-design speed with the alarm "Dangerous starter speed" being triggered, which was detected by the flight engineer after starting all the engines. Pressing the starter shutdown button did not turn off the alarm. There were no other signs of failure other than the operation of the warning lamp. The crew, believing that the alarm was false, made the wrong decision to take off, which was a consequence of the unwillingness to act in such a situation due to shortcomings in the regulatory documentation, information support, as well as insufficient information content of the starter's technical condition monitoring system in the cockpit. Laying the mains of all three hydraulic systems through the fire-hazardous compartment of the engine n°2 is a constructive disadvantage of the Tu-154M aircraft.