Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E3 in Menzelinsk: 16 killed

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2021 at 0911 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-95491
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Menzelinsk - Menzelinsk
MSN:
87 18 26
YOM:
1987
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Menzelinsk for a local skydiving mission, carrying 20 skydivers and two pilots. During initial climb, the crew reported technical problems with the left engine and elected to return for an emergency landing. The aircraft lost height and eventually struck a concrete wall before coming to rest on a wood piles. Six passengers were rescued while 14 other occupants were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26KPA near Khabarovsk: 6 killed

Date & Time: Sep 22, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26673
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
84 08
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing an aerial work mission (calibration), carrying six crew members. En route, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area located on the slope of Mt Khrebtovaya located in the Bolchoï Khekhtsir Mountain Range. The wreckage was found a day later at an altitude of 786 metres and some 38-40 km southwest from the Khabarovsk-Novy Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and all six occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced to 2 km due to low clouds.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Bilogai: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2021 at 0737 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-OTW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Nabire – Bilogai
MSN:
493
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Nabire Airport at 0640LT on a cargo flight to Bilogai, carrying three crew members and a load of building materials. On approach to Bilogai-Sugapa Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions when the aircraft impacted trees and crashed on the slope of a mountain. The wreckage was found about three hours later at an altitude of 2,400 metres some 3,4 km west of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E20 in Kazashinskoye: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 2021 at 2315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-67042
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Irkutsk – Kazashinskoye
MSN:
14 29 16
YOM:
2014
Flight number:
51
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On approach to Kazashinskoye Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to the night and fog and initiated a go-around procedure. During the second attempt to land, the twin engine aircraft descended too low, impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area located 4 km short of runway. Three passengers and a pilot were killed while 12 others occupants were injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-112V in Kubinka: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 17, 2021 at 1118 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-41400
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kubinka - Kubinka
MSN:
01-01
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On August 13, the aircraft (first prototype of this new model) departed the aviation plant at Voronezh Airport on a flight to Moscow-Zhukovsky, preparing for a demonstration flight at the 7th Military Technical Forum. On August 17, the crew departed Zhukovsky for a test flight to Kubinka Airport where the aircraft landed at 1109LT. Four minutes after takeoff at 1114LT, while flying at low altitude in a flat attitude, the right engine caught fire. 35 seconds later, while the crew elected to reach the airport, the aircraft rolled to the right, got inverted and crashed in a wooded area located 2,5 km short of runway 22. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three crew members were killed. This first exemple was dedicated to the Russian Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno-kosmicheskiye sily) and was also registered 01 yellow.
Crew:
Nikolay Dmitrievich Kuimov, test pilot,
Dmitry Komarov, test pilot,
Nikolai Khludeyev, flight engineer.

Crash of a Beriev Be-200Chs near Kahramanmaraş: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-88450
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
64620090311
YOM:
2020
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Owned and operated by the Russian Navy, the aircraft was dispatched in Turkey in July to help the Turkish government (General Directorate of Forestry) to fight raging forest fires in the southeast part of the country. On board were eight crew members, five Russian and three Turkish. After the aircraft drop water on fire, the crew elected to gain height when the aircraft impacted terrain and crashed on the slope of a mountain, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 8 occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 near Kedrovy

Date & Time: Jul 16, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-28728
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kedrovy - Tomsk
MSN:
1AJ007-13
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Kedrovy to Tomsk, while in cruising altitude, both engines failed. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in the taiga. Upon impact, the aircraft overturned, slid for few dozen metres and came to rest upside down. The wreckage was found around 1430LT some 52 km southeast of Kedrovy. All 17 occupants were found alive, among them few were injured. The captain broke one of his leg. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B-100 in Palana: 28 killed

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2021 at 1505 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26085
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Palana
MSN:
123 10
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
PTK251
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
28
Captain / Total flying hours:
3300
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1253
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1091
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport at 1257LT on a schedule service (flight PTK251) to Palana, carrying 22 passengers and a crew of six, among them Olga Mokhiriova, chief of the municipality of Palana. At 1439LT, the crew contacted Palana ATC and was cleared to start the descent at 1450LT. While completing an NDB approach to runway 29, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with fog and ceiling at 300 metres. Too low, the aircraft impacted terrain about 4 km northwest of the airport. The wreckage was found in the evening on the top of a rocky wall. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and debris fall down on the sea bank. All 28 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Jolo: 52 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2021 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5125
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cagayan de Oro - Jolo
MSN:
5125
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
88
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
52
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Cagayan de Oro Airport to transfer troops to Jolo. On board were 88 passengers and a crew of 8, including three pilots. After landing on runway 09 at Jolo Airport, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, collided with several house and came to rest in a wooded area, bursting into flames. At least 49 occupants were killed as well as three people on the ground. All others were injured.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E in Tanay: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 19, 2021 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-94603
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tanay - Tanay
MSN:
892328
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in a local skydiving mission in Tanay, Kemerovo oblast. On board were 17 skydivers and two pilots. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a grassy area. Both pilots and two passengers were killed while 15 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed. It is believed that the right engine suffered a power loss.