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Crash of an Airbus A321-211 in Moscow

Date & Time: Aug 15, 2019 at 0615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VQ-BOZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Simferopol
MSN:
2117
YOM:
2003
Flight number:
U6178
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
226
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Moscow-Zukhovski Airport runway 12, while climbing to an altitude of 750 feet in excellent weather conditions, the airplane collided with a flock of birds (sea gulls). Some of them were ingested by both engines that lost power. It was later reported by the crew that the left engine stopped almost immediately while the right engine lost power and run irregularly. Unable to maintain a positive rate of climb, the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in a cornfield. The airplane belly landed approximately 3,5 km past the runway end and slid for dozen meters before coming to rest with its both engines partially torn off. All 233 occupants were able to evacuate the cabin and it is reported that 23 people were slightly injured.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Novoshchendrinskaya

Date & Time: Jul 16, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-3098K
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, apparently sole on board, was engaged in a crop spraying mission when he was forced to attempt an emergency landing following engine problems. The aircraft crashed onto a farm located in Novoshchedrinskaya, about 15 km north of Gudermes. The pilot and four people in the farm were injured.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV in Nizhneangarsk: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2019 at 1024 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-47366
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ulan-Ude - Nizhneangarsk
MSN:
77310804
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
2G200
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
43
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On a flight from Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk, while descending to an altitude of 3,050 meters about 30 km from the destination airport, the crew contacted ATC and reported the failure of the left engine. The approach was continued to runway 22 and after touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane veered off runway to the right. It rolled in a grassy area and eventually impacted the building of a sewage treatment plant located 380 meters to the right of the runway. The captain and the flight engineer were killed and the copilot was seriously injured. 22 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Dabady

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2019 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-81519
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G208-19
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
3690
Circumstances:
The crew departed Kyren Airport at 1600LT on a crop spraying mission to treat forests. About 40 minutes after departure, while flying at a speed of 140 km/h, the crew encountered downdrafts and the airplane lost height. Due to mountainous terrain, the crew made a turn to the right but the airplane continued to descend. The captain attempted an emergency landing when, at a speed of 85 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 16 km southeast of Dabady. Both pilots were injured and evacuated to Irkutsk a day later.

Crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B in Moscow: 41 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2019 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-89098
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Murmansk
MSN:
95135
YOM:
2017
Flight number:
SU1492
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
73
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
41
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed runway 24C at Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport at 1803LT on a schedule service to Murmansk. Few minutes after takeoff, while climbing to an altitude of 10,000 feet, the crew encountered problems with the communication systems and informed ATC about an emergency situation via the transponder codes before returning to the airport. The crew completed a circuit then prepared for a landing on runway 24L. Upon touchdown, the airplane bounced then nosed down and landed a second time. On impact, the main landing gear collapsed and the airplane caught fire, slid for few hundred metres then veered off runway to the right and came to rest in flames. The aircraft was destroyed by fire. 37 occupants were evacuated while 41 people, among them a crew member, were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Arkhangelsk

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-84674
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Arkhangelsk – Mezen
MSN:
1G191-52
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Arkhangelsk to Mezen, the crew encountered various problems and elected to make an emergency landing. The airplane struck trees and eventually crashed in a wooded area located about 50 km northeast of Arkhangelsk. All 13 occupants were rescued, two of them were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. It is believed that the crew encountered icing conditions.

Crash of a Boeing 737-8AS in Sochi

Date & Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 0257 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VQ-BJI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Sochi
MSN:
29937/1238
YOM:
2002
Flight number:
UT579
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
164
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Moscow-Vnukovo Airport, the crew started the descent to Sochi-Adler Airport by night and marginal weather conditions. On final to runway 02, at an altitude of 2,300 feet, the crew initiated a go-around after being informed about weather and wind component change. He started a second approach to runway 06 but again, once the altitude of 400 feet was reached on descent, the wind component changed again and the captain decided to make a second go-around manoeuvre. Eleven minutes later, following a third approach (second approach to runway 06), the aircraft landed on runway 06 but was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, went through a perimeter fence and down an embankment. It lost its undercarriage and came to rest in a dry and rocky zone of the Reka Mzymta River. All 170 occupants were evacuated, 18 of them were injured, eight seriously. The aircraft was written off. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were difficult with the presence of a thunderstorm with CB's, low clouds, limited visibility, rain showers and a wind from 060 at 4 knots.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Pelagiada

Date & Time: Apr 1, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-1272G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
401-0112
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Stavropol Airport, the pilot informed ATC about an engine failure and elected to return. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane belly landed in an open field located in Pelagiada, about 10 km northwest of the airport, slid for dozen meters and came to rest. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-148-100 in Argunovo: 71 killed

Date & Time: Feb 11, 2018 at 1428 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-61704
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Moscow – Orsk
MSN:
27015040004
YOM:
2010
Flight number:
6W703
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
65
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
71
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed runway 14R at Moscow-Domodedovo Airport at 1421LT. Six minutes later, while climbing to an altitude of 6,000 feet in light snow showers, the airplane descended then disintegrated in a snow covered field located in Argunovo, about 37 km southeast of the Airport, one minute later. The aircraft was totally destroyed and debris were scattered on more than one km. All 71 occupants were killed. Both recording systems have been recovered. A day after the crash, Russian Authorities confirmed that the aircraft was intact until the final impact with the ground. Preliminary reports indicates speed variations on all three ASI's three minutes after rotation. 50 seconds after the automatic pilot was disconnected, the airplane experienced vertical loads between 0,5 and 1,5 G. then pitched down to an angle of 35°. Five seconds prior to impact, the airplane banked right to 25°. Preliminary investigations shows that the incorrect data on ASI's was caused by icing of the Pitot tubes as the heating systems was off, apparently because the crew failed to activate it.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2MS in Naryan-Mar: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2017 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-01460
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Narian-Mar – Haruta
MSN:
1G231-51
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Naryan-Mar Airport, while climbing, the crew initiated a turn to the right when the airplane lost height, made a 180 turn then stalled and crashed in a snow covered field. Four occupants were killed and nine others were injured.