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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.

Crash of a Let 410UVP-E20 in Nelkan: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 15, 2017 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-67047
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Khabarovsk - Nikoayevsk-on-Amur - Nelkan
MSN:
15 30 10
YOM:
2015
Flight number:
RNI463
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing a flight from Khabarovsk to Nelkan with an intermediate stop at Nikoayevsk-on-Amur, carrying five passengers and two pilots. While approaching Nelkan in the early afternoon, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area located 2 km from the airport. Both pilots and four passengers were killed while a child was seriously injured. It is believed the crew decided not to stop at Nikoayevsk-on-Amur due to poor weather conditions. The accident occurred at 1330LT.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Ekimchan: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 7, 2017 at 0825 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-02305
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ekimchan - Udskoye
MSN:
1G240-07
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
SHA9001
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Ekimchan Airport, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in flames in a wooded and snow covered area located near few houses. One of the pilots was killed while the second occupant was injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to preliminary report, the loss of control was caused by an engine failure during initial climb.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Chernoye: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-35171
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chernoye - Chernoye
MSN:
1G113-10
YOM:
30
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The pilot and his passenger were taking part to an airshow at Chernoye Aerodrome, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Antonov AN-2. The pilot was completing a steep turn to the left to join the grassy runway when the airplane lost height and struck the ground with its left wing and crashed in flames. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was totally destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Balashov: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 30, 2017 at 0640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-36160
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Balashov - Balashov
MSN:
8001
YOM:
12
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a local training mission at Balashov Airfield, in the region of Saratov. On final approach, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located 150 meters short of runway threshold. A crew member was killed while five others were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. It was reported by local military authorities that the accident may have been caused by an engine failure. The airplane had the dual registration RF-36160 and 79 red.
Crew:
Cpt Y. Tereshin,
Maj S. Rodionov,
Ens Frolov,
P. Halaimov,
I. Makhmoudov,
M. Artemiev. †