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Liberec Region (Liberecký kraj)

Crash of a Cessna 421B Golden Eagle II near Stráž pod Ralskem: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 2017 at 0740 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OK-TKF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
421B-0931
YOM:
1975
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While completing a regional flight from Příbram Airport, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a wooded area located near Stráž pod Ralskem. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and both occupants were killed. Development will follow.

Crash of an Aero C.3B in Hradčany AFB: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 19, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TH-18
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hradčany - Hradčany
MSN:
403
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Hradčany AFB following a night bombing exercise. On final, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances few km from the airfield. Two crew members were killed while the third occupant was injured.

Crash of an Aero C.3A in Hradčany: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 1, 1953 at 2210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TH-14
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hradčany - Hradčany
MSN:
322
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew left Hradčany AFB at 2147LT for a local training flight with two other Aero C.3. While flying at an altitude of 1,000 meters, the right engine lost power. The captain activated the fuel pump when a fire erupted. He descended to the altitude of 400 meters when both other crew members bailed out. Sole on board, the pilot tried to land on runway 09 but on final approach, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in flames in a field short of runway 09 threshold. The pilot was killed and the aircraft was destroyed by fire. Both other crew members were unhurt.
Crew:
Maj Jan Kopečný, †
Cpt Miroslav Kořínek,
Lt Miroslav Hladník.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the day prior to the accident, the aircraft was grounded for maintenance purposes (50 hours overhaul). While conducting the maintenance of the right engine, the mechanic was fired. Investigations revealed that the other technicians in charge of the maintenance failed to check what was done by the mechanic and the airplane was released without any double check. It appears that several equipment such as fuel pump and piston were not properly fixed.

Crash of an Aero C.3AF in Lomnice nad Popelkou: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 1952
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EB-30
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
389
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing all three occupants.

Crash of an Aero C.3A near Liberec: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 20, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-78
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Prague - Liberec
MSN:
233
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Prague-Kbely Airport in the early morning with a crew of three and three engineers on board, bound for Liberec where they should take part to a meeting. While descending to Liberec in poor weather conditions (heavy rain falls), the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Ještěd few meters below the top and came to rest in flames. Two passengers were seriously injured and evacuated to a local hospital while four other occupants were killed. Six days later, one of the survivor died from his injuries. The visibility was very limited due to heavy rain falls and low ceiling.
Crew:
Václav Barborka, pilot,
Jan Padouch, radio operator,
Josef Kroulík, navigator.
Passengers:
Antonín Husník (survived but died 6 days later),
Vladimír Karmazín, killed,
Václav Brabec, survived.

Crash of a Lisunov LI-2 in Plouznice: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1947 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-TAI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bucharest – Prague
MSN:
184 235 09
YOM:
1946
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
Enroute from Bucharest to Prague, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds. The pilot lost his orientation due to fog and decided to reduce his altitude to establish a visual contact with the ground when the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a dense wooded area. Thirteen passengers were rescued, among them Arel Grigoresco, ambassador of Romania in Prague, while thirteen other occupants were killed, among them all five crew members.
Probable cause:
Due to poor weather conditions, the crew decided to fly at an insufficient altitude, neglecting navigational rules. It appears that radio failed in flight, which was considered as a contributory factor.