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Luhansk oblast

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76MD near Luhansk: 49 killed

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2014 at 0110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
76777
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melitopol - Luhansk
MSN:
0083482490
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
49
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way to Luhansk Airport by night with 40 paratroopers, a crew of 9 and few materials, furniture and goods on board. On final approach, pro-Russian rebels shot down the aircraft with an anti-aircraft weapon 'Igla' SAM. The four engine aircraft crashed in a huge explosion in a wheat field located near the village of Novohannivka, few km short of runway and some 20 km southeast of Luhansk. All 49 occupants were killed and the aircraft was completely destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire.
Crew:
Aleksander Belviy,
Major Mikael Diakov,
Captain Igor Skachkov,
Captain Sergei Telegin,
Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Burkavtsov,
Aleksander Kozolyy,
Senior Lieutenant Oleg Pavlenko,
Aleksander Kowalyk,
Victor Mentus.
Probable cause:
Shot down by rebels.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-124Sh in Voroshilovgrad

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
53 red
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3 35 01 05
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Voroshilovgrad Airport, the crew forgot to lower the undercarriage. The airplane landed on its belly, slid for few dozen meters and came to rest in flames, broken in two. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off. The exact date of the mishap remains unknown, somewhere in 1977.
Probable cause:
Belly landing after the crew forgot to lower the undercarriage on approach.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Vorochilovgrad: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 1972 at 0815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-42621
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1G40-22
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
9044
Aircraft flight cycles:
9242
Circumstances:
Parked at Voroshilovgrad Airport, the single engine aircraft was stolen by a pilot who decided to commit suicide due to marital problems. He took off alone and directed his aircraft into a 4-floor building where he was living (house # 10 in the 27th district of Voroshilovgrad). The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed. The building was partially destroyed as well but no one was injured.
Probable cause:
Pilot suicide.

Crash of an Antonov AN-10 in Voroshilovgrad: 65 killed

Date & Time: Mar 31, 1971 at 1259 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-11145
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kuybyshev - Voroshilovgrad - Odessa
MSN:
8 4 007 01
YOM:
1958
Flight number:
SU1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
57
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
65
Aircraft flight hours:
14337
Aircraft flight cycles:
9081
Circumstances:
On approach to Voroshilovgrad Airport, while descending from 1,200 to 600 meters, the airplane went out of control. It dove into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion in a field located 13 km from the runway threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all 65 have been killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that a portion of 13 m2 detached from the upper surface of the right wing during the approach, causing the aircraft to be uncontrollable. Investigations were unable to determined the exact cause of this 'structural' failure as no technical problems or any structural issues with rivet was apparently found.