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Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Magadan

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2015 at 1119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26082
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Magadan – Mirnyy – Nizhnevartovsk
MSN:
11 705
YOM:
27
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3783
Captain / Total hours on type:
2240.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
11986
Copilot / Total hours on type:
94
Aircraft flight hours:
13698
Aircraft flight cycles:
6810
Circumstances:
During the take off run, at a speed of 250 km/h, the crew initiated the rotation when the aircraft failed to lift off. The captain decided to abandon the take off and started an emergency braking. The aircraft veered off runway to the right, went through a snow covered terrain, lost its nose and right main gear before coming to rest 490 meters further, with the right wing bent. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair while all eight occupants were unhurt.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred as result of the aircraft departing the side of the runway after the commander rejected takeoff after having been unable to use the elevator because of the yoke's locked position. The roll beyond the edge of the runway was likely caused by the flight engineer while attempting to operate the handle to release the flight controls lock while the aircraft was already accelerating for takeoff. The accident was thus caused by this combination of factors:
- violation of requirements by FCOM to ascertain the flight controls were free and usable before engine start,
- failure by the crew to execute the checklists to check elevator, rudder and ailerons were free to move before takeoff,
- flight crew receives insufficient practice in real flight to maintain skills acquired during simulator training in the management of the aircraft and its systems resulting in negative impact during emergency situations.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-12A near Omsukchan: 11 killed

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2011 at 1434 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-11125
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Komsomolsk-on-Amour - Magadan - Keperveyem
MSN:
3 3 410 06
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Captain / Total flying hours:
15297
Captain / Total hours on type:
6263.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3939
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3838
Aircraft flight hours:
18709
Aircraft flight cycles:
9172
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to Keperveem with an intermediate stop in Magadan. It carried 17,58 tons of various cargo, two passengers and a crew of nine. Enroute, crew informed ATC about a fuel leak and an engine failure. While cruising at a height of 1,000 metres, aircraft hit tree and crashed, killing all eleven occupants. This Antonov AN-12 was the oldest aircraft in commercial use in Russia.
Probable cause:
The probable causes of the crash were:
Following the inflight shut down of engine number one and feathering of the number one propeller the longitudinal (roll) control of the aircraft was lost due to load-bearing properties of the left wing and possible damage to the left hand aileron control wiring resulting in the aircraft's uncontrolled excessive roll to the left and subsequent impact with terrain. The fire started in the tail section of the #1 engine nacelle and spread forward and onto the wing. The fire was most likely fed by fuel leaking from a fuel line connection to the low pressure fuel pump at engine #1, the fuel most likely ignited due to contact with hot engine parts. Due to the disintegration of the aircraft and fire damage it was not possible to establish the location of fuel leaks and the cause with certainty. The inability of the fire suppression system to extinguish such a fire in its early stages as well as the lack of checklists/guidelines in the aircraft's flight manual for fuel leaks inside the engine nacelle contributed to the delay of more than 2 minutes to shut the engine down. The mountainous terrain underneath the aircraft, low level overcast cloud and lack of time due to continued fire did not permit the crew to select a proper site for an emergency landing.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-8 in Chaibukha: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1994 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-27209
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arsenyev-Khabarovsk-Chaibukha-Provideniya
MSN:
0A3460
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
15611
Aircraft flight cycles:
5815

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Omsukchan

Date & Time: Feb 1, 1994 at 1616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-47718
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Magadan-Omsukchan-Susuman-Magadan
MSN:
69900701
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
48
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
38294
Aircraft flight cycles:
29173

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near the Spafaryev Island: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
52
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft registered 52 (blue) was performing a flight from Magadan-56 Airport on behalf of the KGB and Border Guards. It crashed in unknown circumstances near the Spafaryev Island, killing all seven crew members.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14 near Magadan: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Some 12 minutes after its takeoff from Magadan-Sokol Airport, while flying at a height of 400 meters, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Komendant located in the Ola district, some 30 km northwest of Magadan, while performing a flight on behalf of the KGB / Border Guards. All 7 crew members were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Susuman: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 1977 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-98368
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Susuman - Susuman
MSN:
1 107 473 01
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
12026
Aircraft flight cycles:
8863
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Susuman Airfield at 0826LT on a prospecting mission on behalf of the 22nd Geophysical NPN Group based in Seymchan. It was carrying three crew members and three operators of the NPN Group. While cruising in a valley at an altitude of 800 meters, the airplane struck power cables (it cut three cables), went out of control and crashed in flames 375 meters further. All three crew members were seriously injured and all three passengers were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to follow the minimum prescribed altitude during the mission and failed to see and avoid the cables that were located about 50 meters above the ground. A poor flight planning and the fact that the mission was not well organized by the geophysical company were considered as contributing factors.