Crash of an Ilyushin II-76MD near Luhansk: 49 killed

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2014 at 0110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
76777
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melitopol - Luhansk
MSN:
0083482490
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
49
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way to Luhansk Airport by night with 40 paratroopers, a crew of 9 and few materials, furniture and goods on board. On final approach, pro-Russian rebels shot down the aircraft with an anti-aircraft weapon 'Igla' SAM. The four engine aircraft crashed in a huge explosion in a wheat field located near the village of Novohannivka, few km short of runway and some 20 km southeast of Luhansk. All 49 occupants were killed and the aircraft was completely destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire.
Crew:
Aleksander Belviy,
Major Mikael Diakov,
Captain Igor Skachkov,
Captain Sergei Telegin,
Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Burkavtsov,
Aleksander Kozolyy,
Senior Lieutenant Oleg Pavlenko,
Aleksander Kowalyk,
Victor Mentus.
Probable cause:
Shot down by rebels.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26Sh near Luhansk

Date & Time: Mar 5, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
29 yellow
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luhansk - Luhansk
MSN:
6902
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a training mission in the region of Luhansk when both engines flamed out in flight. The crew completed an emergency landing in an open field located near the village of Novobyelaya. All five crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.