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Crash of a Cessna 402B in St Petersburg

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2017 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N900CR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Miami - Tallahassee
MSN:
402B-1356
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Opa Locka to Tallahassee, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently decided to divert to St Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport. Eventually, he attempted an emergency landing when the airplane struck an electric pole and crashed on two occupied vehicles before coming to rest onto the intersection of 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South in St. Petersburg, about 1,5 mile from runway 07 threshold. The pilot and four peoples in the cars were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airbus A321-231 near Hasna: 224 killed

Date & Time: Oct 31, 2015 at 0613 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-ETJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sharm el-Sheikh - Saint Petersburg
MSN:
663
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
KGL9268
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
217
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
224
Captain / Total flying hours:
12000
Captain / Total hours on type:
3800.00
Aircraft flight hours:
55772
Aircraft flight cycles:
21175
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Sharm el-Sheikh at 0549LT bound for Saint Petersburg and was cleared to climb to FL350. Some 23 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft entered a steep descent and reached a descent rate of 6,000 feet per minute with a simultaneous reduction of speed before all radar and radio contact were lost at 0613LT. The aircraft crashed in a desert area located about 50 km southeast of Hasna, in the Sinai. None of the 224 occupants survived the crash. It appears the aircraft crashed in a slightly flat attitude and was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire (the central part of the fuselage and wings). Based on the debris scattered on a zone of 16 km2, it is now understood that the engines and the tail have been found few dozen yards from the rest of the fuselage. It is believed the aircraft partially disintegrated in the air but probably during the last phase of the descent and not at high altitude.
Probable cause:
On November 17, 2015, Alexander Bortnikov, Chief of the Russian Secret Services, confirmed to Vladimir Putin that the crash was caused by the detonation of a small 'home made' bomb equivalent to one kilo of TNT that was placed on board the airplane in a beverage can.
On December 14, 2015, the Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority reported that the preliminary report has been finished and has been sent to ICAO as well as all participants in the investigation. Up to date, investigators reported there is no evidence that the crash was caused by a deliberate act. Therefore, technical investigations continues.

Explosion of a Tupolev TU-154 in Saint Petersburg

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2008 at 1548 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-85667
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint Petersburg - Moscow
MSN:
89A825
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
103
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On take off run, at a speed of 32 knots, engine number one (a Soloviev D-30KU-154-II) exploded. Pilot abandoned the take off and made an emergency braking procedure. Aircraft came to a stop and all 112 occupants escaped without injury. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair as several compressor elements punctured the engine number one nacelle, hit the fuselage and number two engine structure. A fire erupted on left engine and destroyed nacelle and a part of APU also.
Probable cause:
Left engine compressor explosion on take off.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Saint Petersburg

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1998 at 0625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-11886
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint-Peterburg - Ukhta - Norilsk
MSN:
2 3 403 02
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On the leg from Pushkin to Ukhta of a flight from Pushkin to Norilsk when engine No. 4 failed during the take-off run (due to faulty maintenance). Crew did not realize this and continued the take-off. Aircraft started to turn and bank to the right while still being on the runway, took off at 238 km/h (with the recommended speed being 250 km/h) in order to prevent veering off the runway, the right wing struck the ground 2 seconds after lift-off. Aircraft fell back to the ground off the runway, broke up, caught fire and burnt out. 3 out of 7 crew injured while the other 4 and both passengers escaped unhurt.
Probable cause:
Engine failure due to poor maintenance.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Nalcik: 13 killed

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1994 at 1116 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-11118
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint Petersburg-Volgograd-Nalcik
MSN:
01 348 002
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Saint Petersburg: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jun 26, 1991 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-46724
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint Petersbourg-Voronej
MSN:
69900802
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Kennesaw: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 1985 at 1116 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N5473G
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kennesaw-Saint Petersburg
MSN:
421-0220
YOM:
1972
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1770
Captain / Total hours on type:
450.00