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 a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Mlyny

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-43983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1G210-60
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in flames in a wooded area. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Rodina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0329 (TBC)
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a spraying mission on behalf of Rodina Agrofirm and completed five rotations in the morning. After refueling with chemicals, the airplane took off from an airfield located about 10 km from the village of Rodina. Shortly after takeoff, it collided with the wooden pillar of an electric power line, lost height and crashed in flames 100 meters further. The captain was killed while two other occupants were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries. The registration UP-A0329 is not confirmed.

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 PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Băleni

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2018 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-DAX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Băleni - Băleni
MSN:
1G216-16
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a crop spraying flight in Băleni and was spraying insecticides on fields. While passing from a field to another, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when, passing over a road, the airplane struck the roof of a truck. Out of control, the airplane crash landed in a field and came to rest in flames. Both pilots evacuated while the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kilia

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2017 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-19717
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kilia - Kilia
MSN:
1G165-31
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a crop spraying mission when the engine lost power. The crew elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a plantation. While the captain was unhurt, the copilot was slightly injured. The aircraft is apparently a write off.
Probable cause:
Loss of power on engine in flight.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace Falcon 3000XL near Tiniroto: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 2016 at 0900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-JPU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
117
YOM:
2004
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While flying at low height northwest of Tiniroto, the single engine airplane hit power cables and crashed in a wooded area. Both occupants were killed. Power between Wairoa and Gisborne was cut. The aircraft was a PAC750XL model built in 2004, modified in 2011 and renamed Pacific Aerospace Falcon 3000XL.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Novopokrovskoye: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2016 at 0610 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-33462
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Novopokrovskoye - Novopokrovskoye
MSN:
1G228-12
YOM:
10
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
3370
Circumstances:
The pilot was engaged in a spraying mission with a load of herbicides on board, and he decided to embark a passenger in the early morning. While completing his seventh low pass and while turning to the left, the pilot lost control of the aircraft that hit the ground and disintegrated on impact. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
At the time of the accident, the presence of the passenger on board was illegal and both occupants were intoxicated.

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

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2016
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0273
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bereke - Bereke
MSN:
1G184-11
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew (one pilot and one mechanic) were performing a crop-spraying flight in Bereke, northwest of Almaty. While flying at low height, the engine lost power. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the airplane hit the ground and crashed in flames. The pilot was killed and the mechanic was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Beechcraft A90 King Air in Slidell: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2016 at 2115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7MC
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Slidell - Slidell
MSN:
LM-106
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
18163
Captain / Total hours on type:
614.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7769
Copilot / Total hours on type:
22
Aircraft flight hours:
15208
Circumstances:
The airline transport pilot and commercial copilot were conducting a mosquito abatement application flight. Although flight controls were installed in both positions, the pilot typically operated the airplane. During a night, visual approach to landing at their home airfield, the airplane was on the left base leg and overshot the runway's extended centerline and collided with 80-ft-tall power transmission towers and then impacted terrain. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Both pilots were experienced with night operations, especially at their home airport. The pilot had conducted operations at the airport for 14 years and the copilot for 31 years, which might have led to crew complacency on the approach . Adequate visibility and moon disk illumination were available; however, the area preceding the runway is a marsh and lacks cultural lighting, which can result in black-hole conditions in which pilots may perceive the airplane to be higher than it actually is while conducting an approach visually. The circumstances of the accident are consistent with the pilot experiencing the black hole illusion which contributed to him flying an approach profile that was too low for the distance remaining to the runway. It is likely that the pilot did not maintain adequate crosscheck of his altimeter and radar altimeter during the approach and that the copilot did not monitor the airplane's progress; thus, the flight crew did not recognize that they were not maintaining a safe approach path. Further, it is likely that neither pilot used the visual glidepath indicator at the airport, which is intended to be a countermeasure against premature descent in visual conditions.
Probable cause:
The unstable approach in black-hole conditions, resulting in the airplane overshooting the runway extended centerline and descending well below a safe glidepath for the runway.
Contributing to the accident was the lack of monitoring by the copilot allowing the pilot to fly well below a normal glidepath.
Final Report: