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
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 Antonov AN-2T near Magadan

Date & Time: Oct 20, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-35369
Flight Phase:
Site:
MSN:
1 130 473 18
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While flying in clouds, the aircraft struck the slope of a rocky mountain and crashed. The occupant's fate remains unknown.
Probable cause:
The crew continued the flight below the minimum prescribed altitude.

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 takeoff from Magadan-Sokol Airport, while flying at a height of 400 meters, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Komendant located in the Ola district, some 30 km northwest of Magadan. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all seven occupants were killed. The flight was performed on behalf of the KGB and Border Guards Unit.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14M on Utichiy Island: 11 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 1981 at 1512 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-91517
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Magadan – Nikolayevsk-on-Amur
MSN:
1470 011 35
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Aircraft flight hours:
32047
Aircraft flight cycles:
27710
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Magadan-Sokol Airport on a scientific flight to Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, carrying seven crew members and four scientists who were in charge to proceed with temperature measurements of the water surface in the Okhotsk Sea. En route, weather conditions deteriorated and the decision to return was taken too late. While cruising at an altitude of 140 meters in limited visibility, the crew initiated a right turn in a slight climb when the airplane struck the slope of a hill (152 meters high) located in the southwest part of the Utichiy Island (Shantar Islands), in the west part of the Okhotsk Sea. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 11 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew did not receive any weather bulletin for the second part of the mission and took the decision to continue without any suitable information in poor weather conditions. The decision to return was taken too late and the pilots were unable to see the ground obstacles due to limited visibility. At the time of the accident, flying conditions were difficult with thunderstorm activity, heavy rain falls and turbulences.