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Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Camp Dwyer: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2016 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4K-AZ25
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Camp Dwyer - Mary
MSN:
3341209
YOM:
19
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
22628
Captain / Total hours on type:
3953.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4625
Copilot / Total hours on type:
836
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the engine number three failed. For unknown reason, the crew was unable to feather the propeller. After a roll of 70 seconds, at a speed of 220 km/h, the airplane overran the 2,400 meters runway and went into a sandy area and crashed in flames. Two passengers (two mechanics) were seriously injured while all seven other passengers were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Failure of the number 3 engine.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Bamyan: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2015 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YA22382
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
208B-2382
YOM:
2012
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Bamyan Airport, the single engine hit the top of a rocky mountain and crashed. Both pilots were killed while five passengers were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. Occupants were repatriating the body of a deceased soldier when the accident occurred.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130J-30 in Jalalabad: 13 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2015 at 0019 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
08-3174
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Jalalabad - Bagram
MSN:
5648
YOM:
2011
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Aircraft flight hours:
2551
Circumstances:
On 2 October 2015, at approximately 0016LT, the airplane crashed after takeoff from runway 31 at Jalalabad Airfield, on the second scheduled leg of a contingency airlift mission. The mishap aircraft was assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mishap crew (MC) was from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. The MC consisted of the mishap pilot (MP), the mishap copilot (MCP), and two mishap loadmasters. Also on board were two fly-away security team (FAST) members and five contractors travelling as passengers. Upon impact, all eleven individuals onboard the aircraft died instantly. The aircraft struck a guard tower manned by three Afghan Special Reaction Force (ASRF) members, whom also died. The MA and cargo load were destroyed, and a perimeter wall and guard tower were damaged.
Probable cause:
The Accident Investigation Board (AIB) president found by a preponderance of the evidence that the causes of the mishap were the MP’s placement of the hard-shell NVG case in front of the yoke blocking forward movement of the flight controls, the distractions experienced by the MP and MCP during the course of the ERO, and the misidentification of the malfunction once airborne. The AIB president also found by a preponderance of the evidence that environmental conditions, inaccurate expectations, and fixation substantially contributed to the mishap.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed C-130J Hercules in Herat

Date & Time: Jul 22, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MM62190
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abu Dhabi - Herat
MSN:
5530
YOM:
2003
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was conducting a daily supply mission to Herat for the troops stationed in the area. For undetermined reason, the four engine aircraft landed hard and the right main gear sunk on touchdown and went through the wheels bay. The Hercules went out of control and veered off runway to the right before coming to rest. All four occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was written off. The exact cause of the heavy landing remains unknown.

Crash of a Boeing 737-4Y0 in Kabul

Date & Time: May 8, 2014 at 1704 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YA-PIB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
New Delhi – Kaboul
MSN:
26077/2425
YOM:
20
Flight number:
AFG312
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
125
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 29, aircraft encountered problem to stop within the remaining distance. It overrun, hit the localizer antenna, lost all its undercarriage and slid on a distance of some 285 meters before coming to rest. While all 130 occupants were evacuated safely, the aircraft is damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft 300 Super King Air in Afghanistan: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 9, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
N195AE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
FA-195
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a special mission with a crew of two and a member of the ISAF on board. Twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the east part of Afghanistan. All three occupants were killed. There are no indications that the aircraft was brought down by enemy fire, said a defense official. It was later reported that the airplane involved may have been a Beechcraft 300 King Air Medium-Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (MARSS).

Crash of a Boeing 747-428BCF at Bagram AFB: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 2013 at 1527 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N949CA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Camp Bastion - Bagram AFB - Dubaï
MSN:
25630/960
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
NCR102
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
6000
Captain / Total hours on type:
440.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1100
Copilot / Total hours on type:
209
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Bagram Air Base, Bagram, Afghanistan. All seven crewmembers—the captain, first officer, loadmaster, augmented captain and first officer, and two mechanics—died, and the airplane was destroyed from impact forces and postcrash fire. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 supplemental cargo flight, which was operated under a multimodal contract with the US Transportation Command, was destined for Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airplane’s cargo included five mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles secured onto pallets and shoring. Two vehicles were 12-ton MRAP all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) and three were 18-ton Cougars. The cargo represented the first time that National Airlines had attempted to transport five MRAP vehicles. These vehicles were considered a special cargo load because they could not be placed in unit load devices (ULDs) and restrained in the airplane using the locking capabilities of the airplane’s main deck cargo handling system. Instead, the vehicles were secured to centerline-loaded floating pallets and restrained to the airplane’s main deck using tie-down straps. During takeoff, the airplane immediately climbed steeply then descended in a manner consistent with an aerodynamic stall. The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation found strong evidence that at least one of the MRAP vehicles (the rear M-ATV) moved aft into the tail section of the airplane, damaging hydraulic systems and horizontal stabilizer components such that it was impossible for the flight crew to regain pitch control of the airplane. The likely reason for the aft movement of the cargo was that it was not properly restrained. National Airlines’ procedures in its cargo operations manual not only omitted required, safety-critical restraint information from the airplane manufacturer (Boeing) and the manufacturer of the main deck cargo handling system (Telair, which held a supplemental type certificate [STC] for the system) but also contained incorrect and unsafe methods for restraining cargo that cannot be contained in ULDs. The procedures did not correctly specify which components in the cargo system (such as available seat tracks) were available for use as tie-down attach points, did not define individual tie-down allowable loads, and did not describe the effect of measured strap angle on the capability of the attach fittings.
Probable cause:
The NTSB determines that the probable cause of this accident was National Airlines’ inadequate procedures for restraining special cargo loads, which resulted in the loadmaster’s
improper restraint of the cargo, which moved aft and damaged hydraulic systems No . 1 and 2 and horizontal stabilizer drive mechanism components, rendering the airplane uncontrollable. Contributing to the accident was the FAA’s inadequate oversight of National Airlines’ handling of special cargo loads.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft MC-12W 204 km NE of Kandahar: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2013 at 1243 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
09-0676
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kandahar - Kandahar
MSN:
FL-676
YOM:
2008
Flight number:
Independence 08
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
1749
Captain / Total hours on type:
242.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2434
Copilot / Total hours on type:
38
Circumstances:
On 27 April 2013, at approximately 1243 local time (L) in Afghanistan, an MC-12W, tail number 09-0676 impacted terrain 110 nautical miles northeast of Kandahar Airfield (KAF) while on a combat intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission. The four crewmembers on board were the Mishap Mission Commander (MMC), Mishap Pilot (MP), Mishap Sensor Operator (MSO), and Mishap Tactical Systems Operator (MTSO). The four airmen were killed instantly on impact and the Mishap Aircraft (MA), valued at $19.8 million, was destroyed. The crew and MA were deployed to the 361st expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, KAF, Afghanistan. The MA, callsign Independence 08, departed KAF at 1157L and entered orbit at 1229L. The MA encountered deteriorating weather in the orbit and was climbing from 20,000 to 23,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) at 1241L to fly above the weather when the mishap occurred. In addition, the crew had found an enemy combatant and was in the process of adjusting their orbit to enhance mission success.
Probable cause:
Accident Investigation Board was conducted by USAF Brigadier General Donald J. BACON. His conclusion were as follow:
I find by clear and convincing evidence the cause of the mishap was a stall due to insufficient airspeed, while in a climbing left turn, which developed into a left spin followed quickly by a high-speed spiral, from which the crew was unable to recover. Additionally, I find, by a preponderance of evidence, each of the following three factors substantially contributed to the mishap:
orbit weather that impeded visibility and masked the horizon;
pilot inexperience in the MC-12W;
known MC-12W program risks associated with sustaining required combat capability in theater.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Shindand

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2012 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
EK-12112
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
01347907
YOM:
1971
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight to Shindand AFB with 4'700 pounds of mail intended to US soldiers based in the region. Aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. While all six occupants escaped uninjured, aircraft was destroyed by impact and post impact fire. US Federal Voting Assistance Program published a notice on 24OCT2012, informing that mail consisted of voting documents for US soldiers covering the US Presidential Election of 06NOV2012.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Kandahar

Date & Time: Jan 24, 2012 at 0828 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-JJS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dubai - Kandahar
MSN:
49793/1656
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
SWT094
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
86
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4946
Captain / Total hours on type:
3228.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2881
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2222
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Dubai, copilot started the approach and configured the aircraft with gear down and flaps at 40. With a speed of 192 knots and an excessive rate of descent at 1,000 feet per minute, aircraft was slightly to the right of the glide slope and not stabilized. As the PAPI on runway 05 was out of service, captain decided to take over the control of the aircraft and continued the approach. During the flare, at a speed of 122 knots, aircraft was unstable and banking to the right, so the right wing hit the ground. Crew landed safely, evacuated the runway and went to his parking place. While all 91 occupants disembarked without further problem, the aircraft was later declared a write off.
Probable cause:
The accident was likely caused by the failure to observe the company's operating procedures and not executing a go-around when the approach was clearly not stabilized. Moreover, the operator lacked the authorization (and the crew the training) to carry out the RNAV (GPS) approach maneuver that was conducted at RWY 05 of the Kandahar Airport.
Contributing to the accident was:
The inoperable status of the PAPI at runway 05 of the Kandahar Airport, which was thus unable to aid the crew to establish the aircraft on the correct descent slope.
Final Report: