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Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Almaty: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 13, 2021 at 1722 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
02 white
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nursultan - Almaty
MSN:
72 01
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport on behalf of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the crew was approaching Almaty Airport runway 23R in marginal weather conditions with a ceiling at 300 feet and a visibility limited to 5 km in freezing drizzle. On short final, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed 600 metres short of runway, bursting into flames. Two crew members were rescued while four others were killed.
Those killed were:
Major Gabit Esimdaevich Barlykbayev,
Captain Doszhan Galymbekovich Baimuratov,
1st Lt Mukhtar Hadzhimukanovich Sagimbayev,
Sgt Vasilkov Evgeny Borisovich.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T in Boralday

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2021 at 1226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0351
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Boralday - Kegen
MSN:
1G194-19
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Boralday Airport in the suburb of Almaty on an ambulance flight to Kegen with five people on board. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the engine suffered a loss of power. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft lost height and crashed in hilly terrain. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Operator reported as Asia Continental Airlines.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2P in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Date & Time: Feb 26, 2020 at 1226 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0001
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ust-Kamenogorsk - Aksuat
MSN:
1G140-49
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ust-Kamenogorsk Airport on an ambulance flight to Aksuat. After takeoff, while in initial climb, the crew encountered engine problems. They elected to make an emergency in a snow covered field. The airplane came to rest upside down, bursting into flames. All five occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Almaty: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2019 at 0722 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-F1007
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Almaty - Astana
MSN:
11496
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
Z92100
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
93
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The Fokker 100 departed runway 05R at Almaty Airport on a regular schedule service (flight Z9/BEK2100) to Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, carrying 93 passengers and a crew of five. Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb at an altitude of 50-100 feet, the airplane lost height and veered to the right, struck a concrete wall then crashed onto a house located in a residential area, about 500 meters south of the runway 23R threshold. The airplane broke into several parts and 12 occupants were killed, among them the captain. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about one km with smoke and mist.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Rodina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0329
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
MSN:
1G212-20
YOM:
1985
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a spraying mission on behalf of Rodina Agrofirm and completed five rotations in the morning. After refueling with chemicals, the airplane took off from an airfield located about 10 km from the village of Rodina. Shortly after takeoff, it collided with the wooden pillar of an electric power line, lost height and crashed in flames 100 meters further. The captain was killed while two other occupants were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries. The registration UP-A0329 is not confirmed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Mezhdurechenskoye: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2017 at 0758 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A2807
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Almaty - Shymkent
MSN:
1AJ007-14
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Almaty Airport at 1835LT on an ambulance mission to Shymkent, carrying two doctors, two pilots and one flight mechanic. Twelve minutes later, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames near the village of Mezhdurechenskoye located about 25 km northwest of Almaty Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Bereke: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2016
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0273
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bereke - Bereke
MSN:
1G184-11
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a crop spraying mission in Bereke, northwest of Almaty, carrying one pilot and one passenger, a mechanic. While flying at low height, the engine started to vibrate and lost power. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane hit the ground and crashed, bursting into flames. The pilot was killed and the mechanic was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Astana

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2016 at 1037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-F1012
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kyzylorda – Astana
MSN:
11426
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
Z92041
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
116
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Kyzylorda, the crew initiated the descent to Astana Airport and configured the aircraft for landing. After the crew lowered the landing gear, he realized that the nose gear remained stuck in its wheel well. The captain abandoned the approach and initiated a go-around. During the holding circuit, the crew elected to lower the gear manually, without success. After a 50 minutes circuit, the crew decided to land without the nose gear. After touchdown on runway 22, the aircraft slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All 121 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Ground fire of a Boeing 737-322 in Aktau

Date & Time: Jun 16, 2015 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LY-FLB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aktau - Mineralnye Vody
MSN:
24667/1893
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
DV831
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After completing flight DV742 from Astana, the aircraft was parked at a gate, waiting for its passengers to complete the flight DV831 to Mineralnye Vody. The aircraft landed at 1818LT and was scheduled to depart around 1915LT when an explosion occurred in the forward baggage compartment (between STA 380 and STA 440). A fire spread into the cabin and partially destroyed the fuselage. Nobody was hurt in this incident but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The cause of the fire and the fire on board the aircraft, was the spontaneous destruction of the oxygen hose with compressed oxygen, used for filling the aircraft using a ground source with pressurized oxygen.
Contributing causes of fire and the fire were:
Instant spontaneous combustion of dynamically disturbed and oxygen-enriched air-flow in a fine dust environment in the front luggage compartment in the area of the aircraft oxygen bottle due to constant pressure of oxygen coming from an open oxygen cylinder.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2P in Shatyrkul: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jan 20, 2015 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0314
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Karaganda – Balkhach – Shatyrkul
MSN:
1G149-70
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Aircraft flight hours:
13227
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was approaching Shatyrkul in foggy conditions when it crashed in a snow covered field located 1,2 km south of the landing zone area, some 20 km north of Shatyrkul. SAR arrived on scene at 1701LT. A female passenger was seriously injured and was evacuated to a local hospital while six other occupants were killed. The four passengers were employees of the Kazakhmys Mining Company. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to fog.
Probable cause:
The crew descended without visual contact to the ground and without having fed the air pressure of the airstrip into the barometric altimeter, causing the aircraft to impact the ground on final approach.