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Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in Lviv: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2019 at 0648 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CAH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vigo - Lviv
MSN:
8345604
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
UKL4050
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The four engine airplane departed Vigo Airport, Spain, at 2330LT on the evening of October 3. Following an uneventful flight, the crew initiated the descent to Lviv-Danylo Halytsky Airport when he encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility due to fog. On final approach to runway 31, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck the ground and crashed in bushes located about 1,500 meters short of runway threshold. Five crew members were killed while three others were injured. At the time of the accident, the horizontal visibility was about 800 meters in fog with a vertical visibility of 200 feet.

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

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-43983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1G210-60
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in flames in a wooded area. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Kiev

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2018 at 2040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CPR
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antalya - Kiev
MSN:
49946/1898
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
BAY4406
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
169
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful charter flight from Antalya, the crew completed the approach to Kiev-Zhuliany-Igor Sikorsky Airport in poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity, rain showers and turbulences. After touchdown on runway 08, the crew started the braking procedure when the airplane deviated from the centerline and veered off runway to the left. While contacting soft ground, both main landing gears torn off and the airplane slid on a grassy area before coming to rest. All 175 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. At the time of the accident, wind was gusting to 57 km/h.

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

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2017 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-19717
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kilia - Kilia
MSN:
1G165-31
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a crop spraying mission when the engine lost power. The crew elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a plantation. While the captain was unhurt, the copilot was slightly injured. The aircraft is apparently a write off.
Probable cause:
Loss of power on engine in flight.

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

Date & Time: Mar 25, 2015 at 0046 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UR-62681
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1G179-11
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing an illegal flight, most probably from Belarus, with a load of cigarettes on board. By night, he was attempting to land in a field located in Promin when the single engine aircraft hit the roof of a house and crashed in flames in a parking lot. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 777-2H6ER near Moskovs'ke: 298 killed

Date & Time: Jul 17, 2014 at 1619 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9M-MRD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur
MSN:
28411/84
YOM:
17
Flight number:
MAS017
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
15
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
283
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
298
Aircraft flight hours:
75322
Aircraft flight cycles:
11434
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Amsterdam-Schiphol runway 36C at 1230LT bound for Kuala Lumpur. It reach its planned altitude of 31,000 feet quite rapidly and the crew obtained the authorization to continue to FL330 (33,000 feet) while overflying Ukraine airspace. While cruising on airway L980 over the east part of Ukraine, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens instantly and no distress message was sent by the crew. The aircraft dove into the ground and disintegrated in a wheat field located near the village of Moskovs'ke (at position N48.1230 E38.5258). No survivor was found among the 298 occupants, which place this tragic event as the worst in the world since 1996. According to preliminary data supplied by the U.S. authorities, it appears the aircraft has been shot down by a surface to air missile. But for now, it is not known if the missile was fired by the Ukrainian Army or by pro-Russian separatists. It was also confirmed the missile was fired from an area under control of the pro-Russian soldiers. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was following an open airway without any restriction and did have all needed permission to fly over this area which was prohibited only under FL320 (32,000 feet).
Probable cause:
Shot down by a surface to air missile.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Izvaryne: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 14, 2014 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
19 blue
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
9710
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft was flying over the Donetsk region at an altitude of some 6,500 meters when it was hit by a surface to air missile. All eight crew were able to abandon the aircraft and bailed out. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located in Izvaryne, southwest of Donetsk. Four crew were unhurt, two others were captured by pro-Russian separatists and two other crew were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76MD near Luhansk: 49 killed

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2014 at 0110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
76777
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melitopol - Luhansk
MSN:
0083482490
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
49
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way to Luhansk Airport by night with 40 paratroopers, a crew of 9 and few materials, furniture and goods on board. On final approach, pro-Russian rebels shot down the aircraft with an anti-aircraft weapon 'Igla' SAM. The four engine aircraft crashed in a huge explosion in a wheat field located near the village of Novohannivka, few km short of runway and some 20 km southeast of Luhansk. All 49 occupants were killed and the aircraft was completely destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire.
Crew:
Aleksander Belviy,
Major Mikael Diakov,
Captain Igor Skachkov,
Captain Sergei Telegin,
Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Burkavtsov,
Aleksander Kozolyy,
Senior Lieutenant Oleg Pavlenko,
Aleksander Kowalyk,
Victor Mentus.
Probable cause:
Shot down by rebels.

Crash of an Antonov AN-30B in Drobyshevo: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
80 yellow
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
0608
YOM:
24
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
According to Ukrainian authorities, crew was on its way on a reconnaissance mission over positions of pro-federalist militants. While overflying the region of Slavyansk, east part of Ukraine, aircraft was hit by a surface to air missile SAM that hit the right engine which caught fire. Three crew members were able to bail out and later found alive but injured. Out of control, aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in an open field located in Drobyshevo, between the villages of Krasny Liman and Nikolayevka. It was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All five other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down.

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

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2013 at 0440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-54853
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1G108-64
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was performing an illegal flight, maybe from Belarus, with a cargo of Belarusian cigarettes on board. While approaching by night an unused airport, single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances and burnt. Both occupants were killed. Up to date, the registration of the aircraft is not confirmed by Ukrainian authorities. UR-54853 was announced to be the one but this reg was already involved in an accident in Ukraine on 07FEB2013. The registration SP-AOD was still painted on the lower left wing and the aircraft was operated since Summer 2013 illegally with the UR-54853 registration.