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Nizhny Novgorod oblast

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kistenovo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2020 at 0410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40851
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1G174-47
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission near the village of Kistenovo (about 160 km southeast of Nizhny Novgorod). In unclear circumstances, it appears that the aircraft struck high tension wires then crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The captain was seriously injured while the copilot was killed. Two days later, the captain died from his injuries.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Seshenovo: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 1, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-70225
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1G138-43
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was carrying three passengers and two pilots and was engaged in a local demonstration flight in Seshenovo. The occupant were supposed to drop leaflets to celebrate the 1st of May. The crew descended too low when the aircraft encountered strong winds, struck trees and crashed in flames in a square. The aircraft was destroyed by fire and all five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Vyezdnoye: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 17, 1972 at 1610 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-01506
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Vyezdnoye - Vyezdnoye
MSN:
1G79-47
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
3117
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a crop spraying flight and was completing the 30th sortie of the day. After making a 180 turn, the crew was facing the sun and flying at a height of 20 meters when the airplane contacted high voltage power cables that torn off the tail. Out of control, the airplane crashed upside down into a water filled ravine located 258 meters further. The wreckage was found 500 meters southwest of Vyezdnoye. Both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
The crew failed to follow the minimum safe altitude for such operation.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP in Vetluga: 14 killed

Date & Time: Oct 20, 1967 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-29320
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Gorki – Vetluga – Kalinina – Sharya
MSN:
1G77-03
YOM:
25
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Aircraft flight hours:
997
Aircraft flight cycles:
1626
Circumstances:
After liftoff at Vetluga Airport, while climbing, the aircraft stalled and struck the runway surface. The undercarriage were torn off and the airplane crashed in flames. Twelve passengers and both pilots were killed while six other passengers were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
MTOW exceeded by 680 kg and the CofG being out of the envelope, too far aft, caused the aircraft to stall on takeoff. The crew decided to takeoff with 18 passengers, well above the permissible number.

Crash of a Lisunov LI-2 in Gorki: 20 killed

Date & Time: May 24, 1962 at 1853 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-54997
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Magnitogorsk – Ufa – Kazan – Gorki – Moscow
MSN:
23443509
YOM:
1953
Flight number:
SU056
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Aircraft flight hours:
14427
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Gorki-Strigino Airport, while climbing to a height of 140-150 meters, the left engine failed. The crew was unable to feather the propeller and the captain elected to make an emergency landing when he was forced to make a sharp turn to the left to avoid obstacles (building and factory's chimney) when the airplane banked left, causing the left wing tip to struck the ground. The airplane crashed in flames in a field located in Bolchoye Doskino, some 7 km southwest of the airport. A passenger was slightly injured while all 20 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine during initial climb for undetermined reason, maybe due to a carburetor issue.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14M in Chernovo: 14 killed

Date & Time: Dec 4, 1960 at 2253 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-52091
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Syktyvkar – Gorki – Moscow
MSN:
7 34 29 05
YOM:
12
Flight number:
SU081
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Aircraft flight hours:
6163
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Syktyvkar Airport at 2228LT on a flight to Moscow via Gorki and the crew received the permission to climb to 3,000 meters. 18 minutes later, the crew reported icing conditions and received the permission to climb to 3,600 meters. Three minutes later, at 2249LT, the crew reported that the right engine caught fire and requested the permission to divert to the nearest airport. Apparently, the crew was unable to extinguish the fire and the captain completed a rapid descent. After passing the last cloud layer, at an altitude of 100-150 meters, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located 500 meters from the village of Chernovo, some 134 km northeast of Gorki Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all 14 occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the cylinders and pistons on the right engine in flight which caused a fuel and hydraulic leak. Both fluids caught fire when contacted high temperature equipment of the engine. The right engine totalized 1,164 hours and 390 hours since last overhaul.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-104 at Savasleyka AFB

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1958
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L5414
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Novosibirsk - Sverdlovsk - Moscow
MSN:
6 35 01 01
YOM:
1956
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight from Novosibirsk to Moscow-Vnukovo Airport with an intermediate stop at Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport. While approaching Moscow, the crew informed ATC that the fuel reserves were insufficient and requested the permission to divert to the Dyagilevo Airbase located 180 km southeast of Moscow. Without checking local conditions, the flight director authorized the crew to divert to Dyagilevo. Upon arrival, the pilot was forced to make a go around due to poor weather conditions and it was then decided to divert to the Savasleyka Airbase located 200 km northeast of Dyagilevo. On final approach to Savasleyka Airfield, both engines stopped simultaneously. The airplane stalled, struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 1,500 meters short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight crew members were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure caused by a fuel exhaustion.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-12 near Savasleyka: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 1949 at 0405 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L1462
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow – Kazan – Chelyabinsk – Kostanay – Karaganda
MSN:
8 302 60 4
YOM:
0
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
550
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Moscow to Karaganda with intermediate stops in Kazan, Chelyabinsk and Kostanay, carrying a load of various goods consisting of an industrial furnace (765 kg), theater sets, brass tubes (1,030 kg) and electrical equipment (695 kg). While cruising by night at an altitude of 1,800 meters, the flight engineer spotted some flames coming out from the left engine. The crew made several tests and controls, the captain reduced his altitude to 1,500 meters but eventually decided to continue. About an hour later, while flying at an altitude of 3,000 meters, the left engine failed. In such conditions, the pilot was unable to maintain a safe height and the aircraft descended until it hit some tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located on the top of a hill some 22 km east of Mourom, 12 km north of Savasleyka. Three crew members were killed while a fourth was seriously injured.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine caused by the rupture of a flexible set on a hydraulic line, which prevented the engine to be properly lubricated. It was determined that the hose was improperly fixed during a maintenance performed during last April. Lack of visibility caused by night and a wrong decision on part of the crew who decided to continue the flight in such conditions after the first anomaly that occurred an hour prior to the accident remain contributing factors.

Crash of a Lisunov LI-2 in Gorki: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1944 at 1202 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L4068
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Gorki – Kuybyshev
MSN:
184 114 05
YOM:
15
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Aircraft flight hours:
107
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 40 meters, the aircraft stalled, banked right and crashed in a huge explosion 200 meters from the boundary fence. All six occupants were killed. The aircraft was performing a cargo flight to Kuybyshev carrying a load of various goods consisting of studs, cord and gloves.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to prepare the flight properly and did not follow the pre-departure checklist. Thus, the crew did not realize that the elevator trim tabs were not set to neutral prior to takeoff and after rotation, were positioned to a positive angle of 12°, causing the aircraft to nose up and stall.