Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Kiev

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2018 at 2040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CPR
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antalya - Kiev
MSN:
49946/1898
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
BAY4406
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
169
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful charter flight from Antalya, the crew completed the approach to Kiev-Zhuliany-Igor Sikorsky Airport in poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity, rain showers and turbulences. After touchdown on runway 08, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane deviated from the centerline and veered off runway to the left. While contacting soft ground, both main landing gears torn off and the airplane slid on a grassy area before coming to rest. All 175 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. At the time of the accident, wind was gusting to 57 km/h.

Fire on a Boeing 737-8KN in Antalya

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2012 at 0400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-TJK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antalya - Trondheim
MSN:
35794/2794
YOM:
2009
Flight number:
CAI773
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
189
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the push back process, the cockpit crew noticed smoke and stopped the aircraft. All 196 occupants were evacuated but some were standing on wings and jumped on the tarmac. 27 passengers were injured, some of them seriously. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to smoke.It seems that a short circuit occurred in the cockpit panel, on captain side, most probably in the vicinity of the oxygen system.

Crash of a Boeing 737-4Q8 in Antalya

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2011 at 1315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-SKF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden – Antalya
MSN:
26291/2513
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
SHY8756
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
156
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Germany, crew was approaching Antalya's runway 18C and completed the landing checklist. After touch down, aircraft was unstable and deviated from its track to the right. Suddenly, the right main gear collapsed and the right engine nacelle hit the ground. Metal rub the ground and a fire erupted in the right main wheel well. Aircraft eventually came to a complete stop, slightly to the right of the centerline. All 162 occupants deplaned and were uninjured. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to severe damages caused by fire.
Probable cause:
It seems that a tyre on the right main gear burst on touch down, causing gear to collapse. A fire erupted, caused by the rubbing of the engine nacelle on ground.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32B in Chişinău: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 11, 2008 at 2217 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
ST-AZL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chişinău – Antalya – Khartoum
MSN:
30 09
YOM:
1992
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
2668
Aircraft flight cycles:
1954
Circumstances:
Following a maintenance program in Chişinău, the aircraft was ferried back to Khartoum via Antalya. On board were four passengers, four crew members and a load consisting of 2 tons of oil and various equipments. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the crew informed ATC about the failure of the transponder and was cleared for an immediate return. Too low on final approach, the aircraft struck the ILS antenna and crashed in a field located 200 metres short of runway, bursting into flames. All 8 occupants, among them 4 technicians, were killed. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a premature descent on part of the crew, combined with an incorrect evaluation of the altitude while completing a visual approach by night. The crew had little experience with night flights, which was considered as a contributing factor.