Crash of an Ilyushin II-20M off Latakia: 15 killed

Date & Time: Sep 17, 2018 at 2207 LT
Type of aircraft: Ilyushin II-20 (41547)">
Registration:
RF-93610
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hmeimim - Hmeimim
MSN:
173 0115 04
Country: Syria (13322)">
Region:
Crew on board:
15
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Hmeimim AFB located southeast of Latakia at 2031LT on a maritime patrol flight and reconnaissance mission over the Mediterranean Sea. More than one hour and a half later, while returning to its base, the airplane was hit by a S-200 surface-to-air missile shot by the Syrian ground forces. At the time of the accident, four Israel F-16 fighters were involved in a ground attack onto several infrastructures located in the region of Latakia. Out of control, the airplane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea some 35 km west of Latakia. In the next morning, Russian authorities confirmed the loss of the aircraft that was inadvertently shot down by the Syrian Army forces and the fact that all 15 crew members have been killed.
Causes:
Shot down by Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile.

Crash of a Boeing 737-8AS in Sochi

Date & Time: Sep 1, 2018 at 0257 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (30304)">
Operator: UTAir (35915)">
Registration:
VQ-BJI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Sochi
MSN:
29937/1238
YOM:
2002
Flight number:
UT579
Location: Sochi-Adler (26337)"> Krasnodar Krai (14982)">
Country: Russia (13292)">
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 Boeing 737-85C in Manila

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2018 at 2355 LT
Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (30304)">
Operator: Xiamen Air (31167)">
Registration:
B-5498
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Xiamen – Manila
MSN:
37574/3160
YOM:
2010
Flight number:
MF8667
Country: Philippines (13313)">
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
157
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Xiamen, the crew started the descent to Manila-Ninoy Aquino Airport by night and poor weather conditions (presence of thunderstorm). On approach to runway 24, the captain decided to make a go-around and followed a circuit for about 15 minutes before completing a second approach to the same runway. After touchdown on runway 24 in heavy rain falls, the airplane deviated to the left then went off runway. While contacting soft ground, the undercarriage were torn off as well as the left engine and the airplane came to rest on its belly some 50 meters to the left. All 165 occupants evacuated safely and there were no injuries. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about 2 km in heavy rain falls with CB's at 1,800 feet and a variable wind from 250°-310° at 11 knots.

Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL near Oksibil: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2018 at 1420 LT
Operator: Dimonim Air (41460)">
Registration:
PK-HVQ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
144
YOM:
2009
Country: Indonesia (13316)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
At 1411LT, the crew contacted Oksibil Airport, reported his altitude at 7,000 feet and received the last weather bulletin for Oksibil. Nine minutes later, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in a dense wooded area located in the region of Oksibil. A 12-year old boy was injured while eight other occupants were killed.