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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Băleni

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2018 at 1410 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-DAX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Băleni - Băleni
MSN:
1G216-16
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a crop spraying flight in Băleni and was spraying insecticides on fields. While passing from a field to an other, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when, passing over a road, the airplane struck the roof of a truck. Out of control, the airplane crash landed in a field and came to rest, bursting into flames. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
Final Report:

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

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2015 at 0805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-PEG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G197-44
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
6577
Circumstances:
The history of occurrence was established based on the witnesses’ statements. On 31.07.2015, the aircraft AN-2 registered YR-PEG was positioned on a flight field in the vicinity of the farm in Stӑncuţa commune, Brăila County, being prepared in order to perform several aviochemical flights in Giurgeni area on the following day. In the morning of 01.08.2015, the pilot and the aeronautical technical staff from his team were informed by the beneficiary of aviochemical works that, because it was raining in Giurgeni area, they will perform some aviochemical flights in Stӑncuţa area, in the vicinity of the flight field. Consequently, the aircraft was prepared for the flight in the area as follows: 200 l of gasoline were defueled from the aircraft tanks, the engine was started and the operating parameters were checked according to the specific diagram. The aircraft was supplied with chemical substances for the aerial work and after only a few minutes, the engine was started again, in order to take-off. Onboard there were the pilot and an aeronautical technician (hereinafter referred to as passenger) who occupied the pilot's seat on the right. The take-off on the S-N direction was normal in the first part. The take-off run was short – approximately 100 m, in the witnesses’ opinion – under the conditions of a gusty wind from the E direction, whose speed was gradually increasing. During the initial climb, at a height of about 15-20 m, the aircraft began to lean to the left and descend slightly. During this turn in descent, bank angle continued to increase, the aircraft flying with the left wing at very low height above the aircrafts parked towards the northern end of the flight field. Considering the aircraft evolution and observing that the pilot was not acting for correction, the passenger onboard on the right-hand pilot seat, tried instinctively to turn the aircraft control yoke to the right. According to his statement, he failed to operate the control yoke, considering that this was in a blocking state of which nature he could not specify. With the engine still running in take-off mode, the aircraft continued to descend, and after passing the parked aircrafts, it hit the ground with the propeller and the left wing tip. The impact of the wing tip determined the aircraft to pivot to the left and make a hard contact with the ground. The engine stopped because of the shock. An early fire was extinguished by witnesses arrived at the accident site. Amid the destruction of the cockpit and fuselage, the pilot was thrown out of the aircraft suffering serious injuries. The passenger, who occupied the right-hand seat, managed (after recovering from the shock) to exit the aircraft wreckage. The pilot and passenger were transported to the hospital. Later on, the pilot died due to multiple traumatic injuries, and the passenger required a long hospitalization period due to the injuries suffered. The aircraft was totally destroyed. There was no other damage in the area.
Probable cause:
The probable causes of this accident are the following:
- Temporary incapacitation of the pilot,
- Use of flaps upon take-off in the conditions of deterioration/modification of weather conditions during take-off (wind direction and speed),
- Aircraft operation with incomplete crew.
Final Report:

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander in Petreasa: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 20, 2014 at 1547 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-BNP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bucharest - Oradea
MSN:
822
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
111
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
15261
Captain / Total hours on type:
42.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
886
Copilot / Total hours on type:
21
Aircraft flight hours:
3335
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Bucharest-Baneasa Airport on an ambulance flight to Oradea, carrying a medical team, one patient and two pilots. Doctors should go to Oradea to obtain transplant organs from a patient who just passed away. While cruising at an altitude of 6,300 feet vertical to the Apuseni Mountain Range, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with icing conditions but continued when both engines lost power and failed. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a snowy and wooded hillside at an altitude of 1,400 metres. A pilot and a passenger were killed while five other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure in flight due to carburetor icing. The following contributing factors were identified:
- Erroneous assessment of the risk factors specific to the conduct of this flight,
- Lack of crew experience on this type of aircraft,
- Erroneous decision of the captain to continue the flight in meteorological conditions that caused the carburetor icing,
- Erroneous decision of the captain to continue to fly for a long period of time in icing conditions,
- Erroneous decision of the captain to continue the mission under the AMA, under conditions of BMI flight according to IFR flight rules,
- Erroneous decision of the crew to initiate the flight while the total weight of the aircraft was above MTOW and the CofG was outside the prescribed limits.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Strehaia

Date & Time: May 10, 2013 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-LRA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Balota - Balota
MSN:
1G195-09
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6100
Captain / Total hours on type:
6060.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
400
Aircraft flight hours:
6598
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Balota (Drobeta) Aerodrome at 0930LT on a spraying mission over wooded area on behalf of the Department of Forestry, carrying one passenger and two pilots. About 50 minutes into the flight, after it completed several low passes over the area to be treated, the engine lost power. The crew decided to return to Balota Aerodrome and completed a 180 turn when the engine stopped. The crew attempted an emergency landing in an open field. After landing, the aircraft rolled for about 130 metres when the left main gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest. All three occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure in flight due to fuel exhaustion. The following contributing factors were identified:
- Poor flight preparation on part of the crew who did not follow the pre-takeoff checklist,
- The checklist document was printed in an inappropriate format for the purpose for which it was intended,
- The aircraft was damaged beyond repair due to the nature of the terrain where the emergency landing occurred.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Clinceni

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2012 at 1110 LT
Registration:
D-EBBG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Clinceni - Clinceni
MSN:
207-0108
YOM:
1969
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3656
Captain / Total hours on type:
182.00
Aircraft flight hours:
9019
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was engaged in skydiving flights at Clinceni Airport. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of about 200 feet, the engine failed. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field located 300 meters past the runway end. A skydiver was slightly injured while three other occupants were unhurt. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The connecting rod in the second cylinder failed during initial climb, causing the engine to stop. The authorization to operate skydiving flights was canceled 21 April 2012.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Dârvari

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2012 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-BOR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Şirna - Şirna
MSN:
1G192-13
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4500
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5550
Aircraft flight hours:
5467
Circumstances:
The crew departed Şirna Aerodrome around 0830LT on a local spraying mission. About 15 minutes into the flight, the crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing. He found a suitable terrain and attempted to land when the aircraft collided with a small concrete wall and some bushes before coming to rest in an open field. Both pilots escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the crew who selected an unsuitable terrain for an emergency landing (rough terrain) and did not take into consideration the wind component.
Final Report:

Crash of a Saab 2000 in Craiova

Date & Time: Feb 13, 2012 at 1108 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-SBK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Craiova – Timişoara
MSN:
33
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
KRP2385
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
51
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6623
Copilot / Total flying hours:
700
Circumstances:
The crew started the takeoff procedure from runway 09 at Craiova Airport in a visibility of 500 metres due to freezing fog. During the course, the aircraft deviated to the right, causing the right engine to struck a snow berm (one meter high). The right propeller was torn off then aircraft rolled for few metres before coming to rest in snow. All 55 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the runway has not been properly cleared of snow prior to takeoff. This caused the lights ont both edges to be not visible to the crew. The crew failed to assess the takeoff conditions, the runway conditions and weather conditions.
The following contributing factors were identified:
- The takeoff conditions exceeded the training level of the crew,
- Change of takeoff procedure without prior training.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T in Tuzla: 12 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2010 at 1740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
53
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tuzla - Tuzla
MSN:
1G194-53
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Tuzla Airport, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in an open field, bursting into flames. Two passengers survived while 12 other occupants were killed. The aircraft was carrying 4 crew and 10 members of the Romanian Navy engaged in a paratroopers mission.
Those killed were:
Cdr Nicolae Jianu,
Lt Cdr Cătălin Vicenţiu Antoche,
Lt Lavinia Guită,
Lt Răzvan Rîngheţ,
Lt Liviu Antim,
Florin Claudiu Cişmaşu,
Cătălin Rădoi,
Băduţ Papuc,
Vlăduţ Sărman,
Marius Cătălin Chioveanu,
Cosmin Furtună,
Cosmin Florescu.
The Captain Daniel Bâlsanu and the foreman Marius Nazare were injured.

Crash of a Gulfstream G200 in Oradea

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2009 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-TIG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucharest - Oradea
MSN:
012
YOM:
1999
Flight number:
TIH101
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1600
Copilot / Total hours on type:
465
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Bucharest-Otopeni Airport, the crew started the approach to Oradea Airport in marginal weather conditions. On final approach, the pilot-in-command established a visual contact with the runway 19 and continued the descent. The aircraft landed 761 metres past the runway threshold. After touchdown, it was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest in a drainage ditch located 420 metres short of runway 01 threshold. All 13 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The contrast between the area covered with snow and the snow-cleared area (the runway) induced the pilots visual sensation about the runway threshold. This caused the crew to miscalculate the touchdown point, causing the aircraft to land too far down the runway.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Ştefăneşti

Date & Time: Jul 3, 2008 at 0605 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-CNG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ştefăneşti - Ştefăneşti
MSN:
1G158-45
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission when the engine failed. He attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in an open field, bursting into flames. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.