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Almaty Province

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Almaty: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2019 at 0722 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-F1007
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Almaty - Astana
MSN:
11496
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
Z92100
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
93
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The Fokker 100 departed runway 05R at Almaty Airport on a regular schedule service (flight Z9/BEK2100) to Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, carrying 93 passengers and a crew of five. Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb at an altitude of 50-100 feet, the airplane lost height and veered to the right, struck a concrete wall then crashed onto a house located in a residential area, about 500 meters south of the runway 23R threshold. The airplane broke into several parts and 12 occupants were killed, among them the captain. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about one km with smoke and mist.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Mezhdurechenskoye: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2017 at 0758 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A2807
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Almaty - Shymkent
MSN:
1AJ007-14
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Almaty Airport at 1835LT on an ambulance mission to Shymkent, carrying two doctors, two pilots and one flight mechanic. Twelve minutes later, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames near the village of Mezhdurechenskoye located about 25 km northwest of Almaty Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.

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
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 Canadair RegionalJet CRJ200ER in Almaty: 21 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2013 at 1313 LT
Operator:
Registration:
UP-CJ006
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kokshetau - Almaty
MSN:
7413
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
VSV760
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Aircraft flight hours:
25707
Aircraft flight cycles:
22975
Circumstances:
On approach to Almaty in low visibility due to freezing fog, aircraft hit the ground some five km short of runway 23R and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. All 21 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, horizontal visibility was estimated 300 meters and vertical 30 meters, requiring a Cat IIIb certified crew and aircraft. Thus, the crew was not authorized to land in such conditions but allowed to descend until the decision height fixed at a height of 30 meters for this type of aircraft. It appears that the decision of the crew to perform a go around was too late.

Crash of a Canadair CL-604 Challenger in Almaty: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2007 at 0303 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-ARWE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hanovre-Almaty-Bangkok
MSN:
5454
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
JCX826
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The Challenger 604 was performing the flight JCX826 from Hanover to Bangkok with a fuel stop at Almaty, Kazakhstan. Just after lift off from runway 05, the aircraft banked right and hit a concrete wall. The aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire. While the copilot was killed, all other occupants were seriously injured. The passenger was a German businessman, both pilots were German citizens and the stewardess was a Turkish citizen.

Crash of a Boeing 737-2H4 in Almaty

Date & Time: Apr 12, 1998 at 1448 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P4-NEN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aktyubinsk - Almaty
MSN:
20925
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
OEG717
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
80
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
71160
Aircraft flight cycles:
84935
Circumstances:
After touchdown on a wet runway surface, the crew aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran at a speed of 80 knots, lost its right main gear and right engine before coming to rest few dozen metres further. All 88 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Ground accident of an Ilyushin II-22M-15 in Almaty

Date & Time: Jan 15, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UN-75915
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
29640 17101
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The II-22 operated by the Kazakh government collided with an Antonov AN-12 at Almaty Airport. The accident occurred in unknown circumstances and while the AN-12 suffered minor damages, the II-22 was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties. The accident occurred somewhere in January 1995, exact date unknown.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Ucharal: 19 killed

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1991
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Site:
Schedule:
Andijan – Semipalatinsk – Novosibirsk
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
En route from Andijan to Semipalatinsk, the crew diverted to Ucharal for unknown reasons and was then cleared to descend to 600 metres. While descending to an altitude of 1,269 metres, the four engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 21 km south of Ucharal Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 19 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the approach controller mistakenly cleared the crew to descend to the altitude of 600 metres while the minimum safe altitude for the area was fixed at 2,310 metres.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Almaty: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tashkent - Almaty
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
On final approach to Almaty Airport, the crew decided to initiate a go-around for unknown reasons when the aircraft lost height and crashed. All eight occupants were killed. There were low clouds and rain falls at the time of the accident.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near Alma-Ata: 9 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 1987 at 1908 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-26007
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Biisk - Alma-Ata - Leninabad
MSN:
99 01
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Biisk to Alma-Ata, carrying four passengers (loadmaster), five crew members and a load of 3,600 kilos of various goods. About 70 km from the destination, the crew was cleared to descend from 6,000 to 3,600 meters. At this time, weather conditions were marginal with limited visibility and low ceiling. During the descent, several radios contacts were made between ATC and pilots but most of them were inaudible and the crew continued the descent without knowing his exact position and without any visual contact with ground obstacles. At 1908LT, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain (2,370 meters high) located 56 km east of Alma-Ata Airport. The wreckage was found 22 meters below the summit and all nine occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The flying crew failed to follow ATC instructions,
- Poor radio communication quality during the last two minutes prior to the accident, probably due to the mountain range,
- Lack of ATC assistance.