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Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Rodina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0329 (TBC)
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
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
Site:
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
Site:
Schedule:
Bereke - Bereke
MSN:
1G184-11
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew (one pilot and one mechanic) were performing a crop-spraying flight in Bereke, northwest of Almaty. While flying at low height, the engine lost power. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the airplane hit the ground and crashed in flames. The pilot was killed and the mechanic was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

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:
9
Flight number:
DV742/DV831
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
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 compartment of the cabin, few meters behind the cockpit. A fire spread into the cabin and partially destroyed the fuselage. Nobody was hurt in this incident but the aircraft is written off. According to local medias, it appears the explosion was caused by an oxygen bottle.

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

Date & Time: Jan 20, 2015 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0314
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Balkhach – Shatyrkul
MSN:
1G149-70
YOM:
20
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Aircraft flight hours:
13080
Circumstances:
The aircraft was approaching Shatyrkul in foggy conditions when it crashed in a snow field located near the airfield, some 20 km north of Shatyrkul. SAR arrived on scene at 1701LT and a women seriously injured was evacuated to a local hospital while all six other occupants were killed. The four passengers were employees of the Kazakhmys Mining Company.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Terenozek: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 28, 2013 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UP-A0190
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a crop spraying flight when accident occurred in unknown circumstances in the region of Terenozek, Kyzylorda Province. One occupant was killed while the second one was injured.

Crash of a Canadair RegionalJet CRJ200ER in Almaty: 21 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2013 at 1313 LT
Operator:
Registration:
UP-CJ006
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kokshetau - Almaty
MSN:
7413
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
VSV760
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Aircraft flight hours:
25707
Aircraft flight cycles:
22975
Circumstances:
On approach to Almaty in low visibility due to freezing fog, aircraft hit the ground some five km short of runway 23R and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. All 21 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, horizontal visibility was estimated 300 meters and vertical 30 meters, requiring a Cat IIIb certified crew and aircraft. Thus, the crew was not authorized to land in such conditions but allowed to descend until the decision height fixed at a height of 30 meters for this type of aircraft. It appears that the decision of the crew to perform a go around was too late.

Crash of an Antonov AN-72 in Shymkent: 27 killed

Date & Time: Dec 25, 2012 at 1854 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UP-72859
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Astana - Shymkent
MSN:
36576092859
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
27
Circumstances:
Aircraft was completing a flight on behalf of the Kazakh Border Guard Corp. While approaching Shymkent in low visibility due to the night and heavy snow falls, aircraft hit a mountain slope located 21 km from the airport and was destroyed by impact forces. All 27 occupants were killed, among them Tourganbek Stambekov, the chief of Kazakh Customs. It appears that the automatic pilot system failed shortly after take off from Astana but captain decided to continue the flight. Two minutes and forty seconds later, the radio altimeter failed as well and the crew continued the flight, referring to the barometric altimeter. But these suffered a momentary failure nineteen minutes later and several differences were observed with the altitude parameters. During the descent to Shymkent in poor weather conditions, the captain failed to set the correct pressure in the barometric altimeter so the parameter he was taking for reference was wrong. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was 385 meters too low and as a result, the Board concluded that the accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

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

Date & Time: Jun 24, 2010 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0161
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Tayncha - Sorochinski
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was on a positioning flight for a crop-spraying mission in Kazakhstan when he lost orientation and landed on a field of limited size near the village of Sarybulak to establish his position. After take off with a slight tail wind, at a height of 15 metres, lower left wing struck a tree. Aircraft stalled and crashed in flames. Two crew were killed as the third occupant was injured. Aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Canadair CL-604 Challenger in Almaty: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2007 at 0303 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-ARWE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hanovre-Almaty-Bangkok
MSN:
5454
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
JCX826
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The Challenger 604 was performing the flight JCX826 from Hanover to Bangkok with a fuel stop at Almaty, Kazakhstan. Just after lift off from runway 05, the aircraft banked right and hit a concrete wall. The aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire. While the copilot was killed, all other occupants were seriously injured. The passenger was a German businessman, both pilots were German citizens and the stewardess was a Turkish citizen.