Ground collision with an ATR42-600 in Jakarta

Date & Time: Apr 4, 2016 at 1957 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PK-TNJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1015
YOM:
2014
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The ATR42-600 registered PK-TNJ was towed by technicians from the north apron to the south parking. At 1951LT, a Batik Air Boeing 737-8GP registered PK-LBS was cleared to backtrack runway 24 and doing a 180 turn at its threshold. At 1956LT, the crew of the B737 received the authorization to takeoff from runway 24, increased engine power and started the takeoff procedure. During the takeoff roll, at a speed of 110 knots, the captain saw the ATR42 crossing the runway in front of him, from the right to the left. He immediately started an emergency braking procedure but was unable to avoid the collision. The left wing of the B737 hit the tail and the left wing of the ATR42 that were partially sheared off. Both aircraft caught fire and the Boeing came to a halt after a distance of 1,660 meters from the runway threshold. All 56 occupants of the Boeing were quickly disembarked and the fire was extinguished. While the Boeing seems to be repairable, the ATR42 looks as damaged beyond repair. According to a statement from Batik Air, its crew received the clearance from ATC for takeoff.
Probable cause:
The collision was the result of a poor coordination by ATC staff at Jakarta Airport. The following factors were reported:
- Handling of two movements in the same area with different controllers on separate frequencies without proper coordination resulted in the lack of awareness to the controllers, pilots and towing car driver,
- The communication misunderstanding of the instruction to follow ID 7703 most likely contributed the towed aircraft enter the runway,
- The lighting environments in the tower cab and turning pad area of runway 24 might have diminished the capability to the controllers and pilots to recognize the towed aircraft that was installed with insufficient lightings.

Fire on a Boeing 767-269ER in Fort Lauderdale

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2015 at 1232 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N251MY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale - Caracas
MSN:
23280/131
YOM:
30
Flight number:
DYA405
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
101
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15700
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4140
Circumstances:
The aircraft was taxiing to holding point runway 28R when the crew of an aircraft traveling behind it (Silver Saab 340) reported fuel was leaking from the plane, according to Federal Aviation Administration. The 767's captain requested to return to stand but had to stop the aircraft as a fire erupted on the left engine. All 110 occupants were evacuated via slides, among them 21 were injured. The fire was extinguished but damages to the left side of the aircraft are heavy (engine, wing, bottom of fuselage and wing root). It is believed that the aircraft is written off. NTSB reported that a coupling of the main fuel supply line had disconnected in the wing to engine strut above and aft of the engine. The coupling has been retained for further investigation. No evidence of an uncontained engine failure or other failure was found.

Crash of a Saab 340A in Mendoza

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2013 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-BMD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mendoza - Neuquén
MSN:
123
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
OLS5420
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing to runway 18 for a departure to Neuquén, aircraft went out of control, veered off taxiway to the left and rolled onto a soft ground. Both propeller blades hit the ground and were partially sheared off. Fuselage was also hit by debris while the nose gear was damaged. All 31 occupants escaped unhurt while the aircraft was eventually declared as damaged beyond repair on March 2013. It appears that the nose wheel steering system failed following technical problem on the hydraulic system. Thus, the control was lost and aircraft veered off runway.

Fire on a Boeing 737-8KN in Antalya

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2012 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-TJK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antalya - Trondheim
MSN:
35794/2794
YOM:
2009
Flight number:
CAI773
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
189
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the push back process, the cockpit crew noticed smoke and stopped the aircraft. All 196 occupants were evacuated but some were standing on wings and jumped on the tarmac. 27 passengers were injured, some of them seriously. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to smoke.It seems that a short circuit occurred in the cockpit panel, on captain side, most probably in the vicinity of the oxygen system.

Crash of a Canadair CRJ-200ER in Saint George: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 17, 2012 at 0100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N865AS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
7507
YOM:
2001
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Registered N865AS, aircraft arrived in Saint George, Utah, at 2236LT after completing flight DL7772 from Salt Lake City. All occupants deplaned and the aircraft was parked on the tarmac for the night. After midnight, a commercial pilot climbed over the barbed wire fence, open the door of the aircraft (which was not closed by key) and managed to start the engines. Aircraft run for several meters before it struck a part of the terminal building and came to rest in a car parking lot. The pilot then shot himself in the cockpit. Polices forces confirmed later that he wanted to stole the aircraft after his girlfriend was killed that day in Colorado Springs.
Probable cause:
Aircraft stolen by a commercial pilot who shot himself in the cockpit after trying to take off without any authorization (illegal flight).

Mishap of a Dassault Falcon 20F in Newnan

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2011
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-NCC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
264
YOM:
1972
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
A technician was in charge to ferry the airplane to a hangar for a maintenance control. While taxiing, the Falcon became out of control, went down an embankment and collided with a utility pole. The nose was severely damaged and the aircraft was eventually considered as damaged beyond repair. According to the technician, brakes failed while taxiing.
Probable cause:
No investigation was conducted by NTSB.

Ground collision with an ATR72-202 in Warsaw

Date & Time: Jul 14, 2011 at 2230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SP-LFH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wroclaw - Warsaw
MSN:
478
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
ELO3850
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
33
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight and landing from Wroclaw, aircraft evacuated the runway and was taxiing on apron to rich its parking place. While manoeuvring, aircraft was hit by a vehicle pulling baggage carts. The vehicle impacted the right engine, causing three blades to separate. They hit the fuselage and the wing, causing several damage. While all 37 occupants were uninjured, the vehicle driver was seriously injured. The aircraft was later considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Ground collision with a baggage vehicle.

Crash of a Convair CV-580F in Seattle

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2011 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GNRL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Seattle - Calgary
MSN:
375
YOM:
1956
Flight number:
NRL920
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was preparing the aircraft to perform the cargo flight number NRL920 to Calgary. While taxiing, aircraft went out of control, hit a parked Ameriflight Piper PA-31 before coming to rest in a metallic fence. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. NTSB confirmed that no investigation have been conducted about this incident. Thus, the cause is unknown.
Probable cause:
No investigation conducted by NTSB.

Ground accident of a Boeing 737-200 in Hoedspruit AFB

Date & Time: Jan 10, 2011 at 2050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-SGX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hoedspruit - Johannesburg
MSN:
22396/730
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
26512
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1300
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1100
Aircraft flight hours:
70094
Circumstances:
The aircraft was flown on a non-scheduled charter flight from O. R. Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit military aerodrome, where it landed safely and all 97 passengers disembarked. The crew then prepared to return to O. R. Tambo International Airport with no passengers on board. Whilst taxiing to the cleared holding point for takeoff, the pilot switched off the landing lights to avoid blinding an approaching aircraft. As a result, he overshot the turning point in the darkness and found himself at the end of the taxiway with insufficient space to turn around. According to him, he decided to manoeuvre the aircraft out of the "dead end" by turning into the last taxiway, which led to military hangars, and then reversing the aircraft to carry out a 180° turn. This was to be done without external guidance. Whilst reversing the aircraft, the pilot failed to stop it in time, the main wheels rolled off the edge of the taxiway and the aircraft slipped down a steep embankment, coming to rest with the nose-wheel still on the taxiway. The aeroplane was substantially damaged, but no-one was injured.
Probable cause:
Inappropriate decision by the captain to reverse the aircraft at night without external guidance.
Final Report:

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154B-2 in Surgut: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 1, 2011 at 1525 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-85588
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Surgut - Moscow
MSN:
83A588
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
KGL348
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
126
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
12202
Captain / Total hours on type:
2780.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3775
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3279
Aircraft flight hours:
32354
Aircraft flight cycles:
13147
Circumstances:
A fire erupted in a rear compartment while the aircraft was taxiing at Surgut airport, Khantia-Mansia okrug. Crew stopped the aircraft and started the evacuation. Three passengers died as the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire. Outside temperature was -29° C.
Probable cause:
A short circuit emerged while the aircraft generators were connected to the aircraft's electrical system after start-up of the engines, via an APU. The short circuit caused a strong fire in the generators compartment in the tail which spread rapidly through the fuselage. The cause of the fire was an electrical arc produced by electrical currents exceeding ten to twenty times the nominal loads when two generators not synchronized with each other were brought online but got connected together instead of being connected to parallel busses.
Final Report: