Crash of a Boeing 737-524 in Usinsk

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2020 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VQ-BPS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Usinsk
MSN:
28909/2960
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
UT595
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
94
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Usinsk Airport runway 13 was initiated with a horizontal visibility limited to 1,100 meters. On approach, ILS runway 13 and approach lights were inoperative. On short final, the aircraft was too low and struck the snow covered ground short of runway threshold. Upon impact, both main gear were torn off (the left main gear was torn off while the right main gear collapsed). The airplane slid on its belly and came to rest on the left side of the runway. All 100 occupants were able to evacuated and it is believed that two passengers were slightly injured during evacuation.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV in Varandey: 28 killed

Date & Time: Mar 16, 2005 at 1353 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-46489
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ufa - Perm - Usinsk - Varandey - Naryan Mar
MSN:
2 73 081 07
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
RL9288
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
28
Captain / Total flying hours:
14221
Captain / Total hours on type:
9833.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
517
Copilot / Total hours on type:
60
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a charter flight from Ufa to Naryan Mar with intermediate stops in Perm, Usinsk and Varandey under contract of Naryanmarneftyegaz, a sister company of Lukoil. On final approach under VFR mode in good weather conditions, at a speed of 170 km/h, the aircraft stalled, causing the left wing to struck a sand dune (3 metres high). The aircraft crashed 4,217 metres short of runway, bursting into flames. The captain, the navigator and 26 passengers were killed while 24 other people were injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. OAT was -24° C. at the time of the accident and the visibility was good.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of an aerodynamic stall that occurred on short final at low height due to the combination of the following factors: the aircraft was in a critical angle of attack and its speed was insufficient because both engines run at low regime for a period of more than 20 seconds. Possible errors in the reading of certain instruments such as the speed indicator and the angle of attack indicator remain a contributing factor.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Usinsk: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-92836
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Usinsk - Usinsk
MSN:
1G52-28
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
10311
Aircraft flight cycles:
12376
Circumstances:
The pilot and a mechanic, both intoxicated, decided to make a local flight. While flying at low height, the single engine airplane struck tree tops stalled and crashed 250 meters further in a wooded area located about 17 km northwest of Usinsk Airport. Both occupants were killed. The alcohol content of the pilot's blood was 3.4 ‰).
Probable cause:
Intoxicated crew.