Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Magadan

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2015 at 1119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26082
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Magadan – Mirnyy – Nizhnevartovsk
MSN:
11 705
YOM:
27
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3783
Captain / Total hours on type:
2240.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
11986
Copilot / Total hours on type:
94
Aircraft flight hours:
13698
Aircraft flight cycles:
6810
Circumstances:
During the take off run, at a speed of 250 km/h, the crew initiated the rotation when the aircraft failed to lift off. The captain decided to abandon the take off and started an emergency braking. The aircraft veered off runway to the right, went through a snow covered terrain, lost its nose and right main gear before coming to rest 490 meters further, with the right wing bent. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair while all eight occupants were unhurt.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred as result of the aircraft departing the side of the runway after the commander rejected takeoff after having been unable to use the elevator because of the yoke's locked position. The roll beyond the edge of the runway was likely caused by the flight engineer while attempting to operate the handle to release the flight controls lock while the aircraft was already accelerating for takeoff. The accident was thus caused by this combination of factors:
- violation of requirements by FCOM to ascertain the flight controls were free and usable before engine start,
- failure by the crew to execute the checklists to check elevator, rudder and ailerons were free to move before takeoff,
- flight crew receives insufficient practice in real flight to maintain skills acquired during simulator training in the management of the aircraft and its systems resulting in negative impact during emergency situations.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Omsukchan

Date & Time: Feb 1, 1994 at 1616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-47718
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Magadan-Omsukchan-Susuman-Magadan
MSN:
69900701
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
48
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
38294
Aircraft flight cycles:
29173

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near the Spafaryev Island: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
52
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft registered 52 (blue) was performing a flight from Magadan-56 Airport on behalf of the KGB and Border Guards. It crashed in unknown circumstances near the Spafaryev Island, killing all seven crew members.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14 near Magadan: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Some 12 minutes after its takeoff from Magadan-Sokol Airport, while flying at a height of 400 meters, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Komendant located in the Ola district, some 30 km northwest of Magadan, while performing a flight on behalf of the KGB / Border Guards. All 7 crew members were killed.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14M in Chantar Island: 11 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-91517
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Magadan – Komsomolsk-on-Amur
MSN:
1470 011 35
YOM:
19
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Aircraft flight hours:
32047
Aircraft flight cycles:
27710
Circumstances:
En route, weather conditions worsened and the decision to return was taken too late. While cruising at a very low altitude, the twin engine aircraft hit a hill (152 meters high) located on the Utichi Island, in the Chantar Islands, west part of the Okhotsk Sea. The wreckage was found 12 meters from the summit of the hill and all eleven occupants were killed. It appears the crew had not received a weather forecast for the second part of the flight and continue the mission at low height despite the low visibility.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12TB in Magadan: 10 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 1973 at 2336 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-12967
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Yakutsk - Magadan
MSN:
9 3 465 02
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
SU10178F
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a cargo flight from Yakutsk to Magadan, carrying two passengers, eight crew members and a load of 12 tons of vegetables. The approach to Magadan-Sokol Airport was started by night and marginal weather conditions (rain falls). While descending to an altitude of 570 meters, the captain decided to initiate a go-around when the airplane struck the slope of a snow covered mountain and crashed 13,7 km short of runway. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 10 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident which resulted in a controlled flight into terrain was the consequence of several navigational errors on part of the crew of failed to follow the published procedures. This caused the aircraft to be off course by 5,6 km on approach. The poor visibility due to night and rain falls and the lack of ATC assistance was considered as contributing factors.