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Republic of Yakutia (Sakha)

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Lake Siljan-Kuel: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-33061
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Us-Khatyn – Suordakh
MSN:
1G218-48
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Us-Khatyn to Suordakh, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed near Lake Siljan-Kuel, about 400 km north of Yakutsk. Two occupants were killed while five others were injured and evacuated to Yakutsk.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-18V near Tiksi

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2016 at 0445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-91821
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kansk - Tiksi
MSN:
185 0080 03
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching Tiksi, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and decided to attempt an emergency landing. The four engine aircraft belly landed in a snow covered field located about 30 km from Tiksi Airport, slid for several yards and came to rest, broken in three. All 39 occupants were evacuated, among them 19 were injured, three seriously.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26-100 in Belaya Gora

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2016 at 1638 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26660
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yakutsk - Belaya Gora
MSN:
8008
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
PI203
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
11439
Captain / Total hours on type:
2697.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
11142
Copilot / Total hours on type:
122
Aircraft flight hours:
34490
Aircraft flight cycles:
16367
Circumstances:
On final approach to Belaya Gora Airport, the aircraft was too low and hit the ground. On impact, the right main gear and the nose gear collapsed. The aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest in a snow covered field about 400 meters short of runway threshold and 300 meters to the left of the approach path. The propeller on the right engine was torn off and it appears that the fuselage was bent as well. All 33 occupants were evacuated safely. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were marginal with limited visibility caused by snow falls. It was reported the visibility was about 2,5 km at the time of the accident while the crew needed at least 4 km on an NDB approach.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by the combination of the following factors:
- Absence of standard operating procedures issued by the operator of how to conduct NDB approaches,
- Violation of procedures by tower who only transmitted information about snow fall and recommended to perform a low pass over the runway but did not transmit the actual visibility was 1900 meters below required minimum
- Absence of information that the visibility was below required minimum, the last transmission indicated minimum visibility was present,
- Presence of numerous landmarks (abandoned ships, ship cranes, fuel transshipment complex, ...) covered by snow within 700-1000 meters from the unpaved runway which could be taken as runway markers by flight crew,
- Presence of a number of "bald spots" due to the transitional period of year where the underlying surface became visible making it difficult to visualize and recognize the unpaved runway covered with snow (it was the first flight into Belaya Gora for the crew in the winter season, they had operated into the aerodrome only in summer so far),
- Insufficient use of the available nav aid on final approach which led to lack of proper control of the aircraft position relative to the glide path,
- Lack of possibility for tower to watch the aircraft performing the NDB approach from his work place.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP in Vilyuisk

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2013
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-01419
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Vilyuisk - Kyubeinde-Ugulet
MSN:
1G230-59
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
7587
Aircraft flight cycles:
10148
Circumstances:
On a flight from Vilyuisk to Kyubeinde-Ugulet when the engine overheated and lost power while the aircraft climbed through 400 metres. Pilot decided to return to Vilyuisk but the engine failed. He eventually made a forced landing on a swampy terrain located 26 km northwest of Vilyuisk (at N63°54.584" E121°18.048"). The main wheels got stuck in the soft ground, the engine was ripped off, the aircraft caught fire and burnt out. Both pilots and all 9 passengers escaped unhurt.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B-100 in Deputatsky

Date & Time: Nov 21, 2012 at 1331 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26061
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yakutsk - Deputatsky
MSN:
11108
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
RKA227
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8845
Captain / Total hours on type:
1150.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2566
Copilot / Total hours on type:
245
Aircraft flight hours:
22698
Aircraft flight cycles:
11257
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Yakutsk-Magan Airport, crew started the descent to runway 10. On touch down on a snow covered runway, aircraft landed slightly to the left of the centerline. After a course of 350 meters, left main gear hit a snow berm of 20-50 cm high. Aircraft continued to the left, veered off runway and came to rest in snow covered field with its right main gear and right wing severely damaged. All 29 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident was a runway excursion resulting in injuries and damage to the aircraft. The runway excursion occurred because of a combination of following factors:
- an error in piloting technique by the captain continually correcting along the extended runway centerline resulting in touch down at a considerable angle to the runway center line and to the left of the runway center line.
- lack of runway safety areas with slopes of less than 1:10, although demanded by regulations
- due to the landing left of the runway center line the left main gear entered freshly fallen snow of heights between 30 and 50 cm burying both wheels in the snow
Deficiencies identified during the investigation:
- the crew roster was in violation of established procedures
- the actual flight conditions did not meet the requirements of the aerodrome, with the weight of 24,685 kg the aircraft required a landing distance of 2400 meters, which exceeded the available landing distance by 300 meters
- the preparation of the aerodrome did not comply with requirements, the runway had not been cleared along the full length and a minimum width of 75 meters although required by regulations
- the cargo aircraft operating procedures used by the operator for the aircraft which was converted from passenger to cargo aircraft, did not match the requirements by the aircraft manufacturer
- the loading of the aircraft did not match recommendations
- after weighing all of the aircraft loading it was established the aircraft took off 2,548 kg above maximum takeoff weight, the landing occurred at 658 kg above maximum landing weight, the center of gravity was out of bounds both on takeoff and landing
- the flight data recorder did not record consistent information due to the failure of electromagnetic coupling
- the cockpit voice recorder failed during the flight
- the width of the runway available was not consistent with the requirements of Class "D" aerodromes

Source: AvHerald
Final Report:

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76 in Mirnyy: 11 killed

Date & Time: Nov 1, 2009 at 0849 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RF-76801
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mirnyy-Irkoutsk
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 24 at Mirnyy airport. It climbed to a height of 20-30 metres, banked right and crashed in a huge ball of fire. All eleven occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Pokrovsk, Yakutia: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2009 at 1748 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-00842
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Krasnoïarsk-Lensk-Iakoutsk
MSN:
1G195-55
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On approach to Yakutsk-Magan airport, the crew performed two missed approach. Eventually, they divert to Pokrovsk airport located 70 km south from Yakutsk. On final approach in low visibility, the aircraft hit power cables and crashed in a wooded area. All three crew members were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Sangar

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2005 at 1407 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-02252
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Sangar-Segjan-Kjuël-Sangar
MSN:
1G234-06
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed in a wooded area located 31 km from Sangar, Yakutia region. While approaching a mountain range, it suddenly encountered turbulence and lost height. The crew increased engine power and the pilot decided to make a 180° turn in order to get away from the mountain. While turning, the aircraft lost height and hit a rock on the mountain slope with the left lower wing. Seconds later, the aircraft came down. All occupants were slightly injured and evacuated to Sangar by an Mi-8T in the evening. The AN-2 was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-3 in Sangar

Date & Time: May 16, 2003 at 1321 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-05881
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1L20452-2218
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During flight, the engine stopped and the crew elected to make an emergency landing in a wooded area located 45 km from Sangar.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Ust-Kuyga

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2002 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26053
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iakoutsk-Oust-Kujga
MSN:
109 09
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
17609
Aircraft flight cycles:
9649