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Crash of an Airbus A320-214 in Tallinn

Date & Time: Feb 16, 2018 at 1711 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ES-SAN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tallinn - Tallinn
MSN:
1213
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
MYX9001
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Tallinn-Lennart Meri-Ülemiste Airport in the afternoon to perform a local training flight, carrying one instructor, a second captain, four student pilots and an inspector from the Civil Aviation Authority. The crew complete several circuits, approaches, touch-and-go manoeuvres and also a full stop. At 1704LT, the crew started a new approach to runway 08 when something wrong happened with the airplane that apparently failed to respond to the crew instructions. The aircraft continued to descend and landed too hard. Upon impact, both engines struck the runway surface, the main landing doors were partially torn off and the transponder stopped transmitting. The crew declared an emergency, the instructor resumed control and initiated a go-around. Following a 'normal' approach to runway 26, the airplane landed then started the braking procedure when two loud bangs were recorded. The aircraft went out of control and veered off runway to the left before coming to rest in snow. All seven occupants escaped, two of them were slightly injured. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair and later transferred to Calw, Germany, to be used as a military training aid.

Crash of an Antonovv AN-26B in Tallinn

Date & Time: Aug 25, 2010 at 1756 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SP-FDP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
EXN3788
MSN:
11903
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
Tallinn - Helsinki
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight from Tallinn-Ylemiste Airport to Helsinki on behalf of DHL. While taking off from runway 08, all gear collapsed. Aircraft slid on its belly before coming to rest on runway. All four occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was withdrawn from use.
Probable cause:
According to the operator, the flight engineer retracted the gear prematurely. Poor crew coordination let the event occur.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Tallinn

Date & Time: Mar 18, 2010 at 1018 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SP-FDO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Helsinki-Tallinn
MSN:
10503
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach, crew informed ATC about engine problem and elected to go around. After passing the end of runway 09, the aircraft descended into trees and landed on icy Ulemiste lake. All six occupants were rescued but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Crew was performing a cargo flight on behalf of DHL.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Ruhnu Island

Date & Time: Mar 3, 2007 at 1640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-ILFB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pärnu-Ruhnu
MSN:
2271
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Ruhnu Island airport in fog, the twin engine aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located few km short of runway. While all three occupant were injured, the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Tallinn: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 2003 at 1942 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ES-NOY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tallinn-Helsinki
MSN:
1AJ006-04
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
ENI827
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
1428
Aircraft flight cycles:
2141
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft stalled and burst into flames in a wooded area near the airport. The engineer, the only survivor, reported that an engine failed after rotation.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Estonia: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 23, 2001 at 1835 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ES-NOV
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tallinn-Kärdla
MSN:
1AJ003-03
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
ENI1007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
1690

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14FK off Saaremaa Island

Date & Time: Sep 16, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-91611
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rzhevka - Rzhevka
MSN:
1480 019 44
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19341
Aircraft flight cycles:
5904
Circumstances:
On a maritime research flight from Rzhevka, right engine lost power (possibly due to icing). Aircraft lost speed and height, ditched in the Irben Strait south of Saaremaa island (Estonia) and sank after 12 minutes. All 6 crew and 4 passengers were able to leave the aircraft and were rescued by a patrol boat.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 at Tapa AFB: 21 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pärnu - Tapa
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Pärnu to Tapa AFB, carrying six crew members and 15 Sukhoi SU-9 pilots. On final approach, the crew encountered poor visibility due to snow showers and failed to realize his altitude was too low when a wing struck the chimney of a spirit factory. Out of control, the airplane crashed in flames in a field located less than 3 km from runway threshold, in Moe. The aircraft was destroyed and all 21 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Poor planned approach on part of the flying crew.

Crash of an Avia 14P in Jõhvi: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 5, 1958 at 1252 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L2048
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Leningrad – Tallinn
MSN:
058 705 101
YOM:
30
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
1195
Circumstances:
While cruising on a flight from Leningrad to Tallinn, a passenger gave a message to the stewardess to be transmitted to the flying crew. The claims remains unclear and unable to enter the cockpit, the hijacker set on an artisanal bomb and a fire erupted in the cabin. From an altitude of 900 meters, the crew started a steep descent and completed an emergency landing at Jõhvi Airport. All crew members and passengers were able to evacuate the cabin and were uninjured while the hijacker was killed when the airplane was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Hijacked and set on fire.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-1-DK near Tartu: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 17, 1944 at 2040 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L847
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kudrovo - Kudrovo
MSN:
12133
YOM:
2
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew left Kudrovo AFB in Leningrad to the area of Tartu in order to drop a reconnaissance team behind the German lines. The aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near the target, about 20 km from Tartu. No trace of the aircraft nor the six crew members was found.