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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Băleni

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2018 at 1400 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 another, 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 in flames. Both pilots evacuated while the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

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

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2015 at 0740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-PEG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G197-44
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
6000
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in an agricultural mission when he was forced to make an emergency landing, apparently due to an engine failure. The aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located in Stăncuța. Both crew members were seriously injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Few hours later, the captain died from his injuries.

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

Date & Time: Jan 20, 2014 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YR-BNP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucharest - Oradea
MSN:
822
YOM:
9
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was performing an ambulance flight from Bucharest to Oradea with a medical team and a patient on board. Doctors should go to Oradea to obtain transplant organs from a patient who just passed away. En route, crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing. In unknown circumstances, aircraft crashed in a snowy and wooded hillside at an altitude of 1,400 meters. A pilot and a passenger were killed while all five other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Clinceni

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2012 at 1130 LT
Registration:
D-EBBG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucharest - Bucharest
MSN:
207-0108
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was performing a circular paradrop flight from the Clinceni aerodrome located in the suburb of Bucharest. Shortly after take off, during initial climb, aircraft stalled and crashed in an open field located 300 meters from airport. All four occupants (a pilot and three skydivers) were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2010 at 1740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
53
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
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, aircraft stalled and crashed in flames. Two passengers survived while all 12 other occupants were killed. There was a crew of four and ten skydivers performing an exercise on behalf of the Romanian Navy Force.

Crash of a Gulfstream G200 in Oradea

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2009 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-TIG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucarest-Oradea
MSN:
012
YOM:
2000
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft overran runway on landing and hit a ravine before coming to rest. All occupants escaped uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was snowing at the time of the accident.

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.

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

Date & Time: May 10, 2008 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-PBL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G196-36
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
At the end of the afternoon, while completing a spraying mission, the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a field located near Ulmeni. The captain was seriously injured and the copilot was killed.

Crash of a BAe 146-200 in Bucharest

Date & Time: Apr 22, 2008 at 1817 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-BEB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Timişoara – Bucharest
MSN:
E2220
YOM:
1993
Flight number:
RMV204
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
67
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Timişoara, the crew initiated the approach to Bucharest-Otopeni-Henri Coanda Airport in poor weather conditions. After touchdown, the crew encountered difficulties to stop the aircraft. On a wet runway surface, the aircraft deviated to the right, causing the right main gear to be torn off while contacting soft ground. The airplane came to rest, straddling on the runway edge. All 73 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-38J in Bucharest

Date & Time: Dec 30, 2007 at 1127 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-BGC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucharest – Sharm el-Sheikh
MSN:
27181/2662
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
RO3107
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
117
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13497
Captain / Total hours on type:
5671.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2260
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1531
Circumstances:
Around 1100LT, an airport maintenance team consisting of four people in two cars (Kia minivan) was cleared to enter runway 08R to perform maintenance work on the runway lighting system. Two of the men were working at about 600 meters from the threshold and the two other men were working at about 1500 meters from the threshold. Visibility at the time was poor due to thick fog. At 11:04 the runway was vacated by both vehicles due to landing traffic. At 11:06 they were recleared to enter the runway. At 11:25:13 flight ROT3107, a Boeing 737-300, was cleared to enter runway 08R for takeoff. The flight was cleared for takeoff at 11:26:07. Between 11:26:40 and 11:26:50 the control tower asked the maintenance workers if the runway was clear but got no reply. During the takeoff roll, at a speed of 90 knots, the aircraft collided with one of the van that was 'parked' about 600 metres from the threshold with its left engine and left main gear. The van was totally destroyed upon impact and the aircraft veered off runway to the left and came to rest 137 metres to the left of the centerline and 950 metres from the threshold. All 123 occupants evacuated safely and there were no injuries with ground maintenance personnel.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred due to incorrect authorization of the turnover and aircraft takeoff RO3107 , without runway clearance. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Error to allow the taking off of ROT 3107 was possible because of disruption in the activity of CTA EXE TWR, misperceptions regarding the clearance status of the runway and cumulative lack of coordination between CTA EXE TWR and CTA GND/TAXI to release the track,
- Provisions RCAST and LVO were incompletely applied by the traffic controllers involved . Team supervisor who was responsible for direct supervision of applying this procedure did not notice this fact and did not take corrective action,
- Progressive evidence bands used were inconsistent with the procedures and regulations,
- When they realized that the track is not free, CTA EXE TWR and CTA GND / TAXI focused on calling on the radio frequency of beaconing team instead of initiating immediate cancellation of the takeoff by,
- Transmission to crew aircraft "stop the takeoff",
- Stop & start the runway lights,
- Previous findings highlight gaps in the training of CTA personnel and the full and correct knowledge of procedures,
- Mismanagement of human resources at TWR OTP , which led to an insufficient number of CTA personnel present in the shift and absence of the supervisor from operating room at the time the accident occurred, given that accepted shift personnel number was 4,
- "Rules of movement of vehicles and people ," "Rules of organizing and development of ground-to-ground radio communications system with multiple access" and "Low Visibility Procedures Operations (LVO)" were not strictly applied. They contain unrelated or unclear provisions that can be interpreted differently and make it difficult to apply them rigorously.
Final Report: