Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Naivasha: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-BCL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Lodwa
MSN:
1552
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta Airport on a flight to Lodwa, carrying two passengers and one pilot. The goal of the mission was locust invasion monitoring. En route, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the hilly Jerusalem area of Ndabibi near Naivasha. One people was killed while two other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

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

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2020 at 0337 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40851
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bol’shoye Boldino - Bol’shoye Boldino
MSN:
1G174-47
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
5036
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1400
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission near the village of Kistenovo, about six km north of Bol'shoye Boldino Airfield. While flying at a low height against sunrise, the crew failed to see and avoid power cables. The single engine airplane collided with cables and a concrete post before crashing in a cornfield, bursting into flames. The copilot was killed and the captain was seriously injured. He died two days later from his injuries. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident with the An-2 RA-40851 aircraft was the collision of the aircraft with a reinforced concrete support and power transmission lines in a controlled flight while performing the aerial application at an extremely low altitude.
The contributing factors most likely were:
- Field processing when the sun is less than 15° above the horizon and the sun's heading angle is less than 30°,
- Insufficient prudence of the PIC when performing a VFR flight for aerial application,
- Failure of the pilot to take into account the presence of artificial obstacles in the flight area,
- Lack of marking of power lines.
Final Report:

Crash of a PAC Cresco 08-600 near Carterton: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 24, 2020 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-LTK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
30
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from a private field located about 20 km southeast of Carterton. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Sadiqabad: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
AP-AMB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rahim Yar Khan - Rahim Yar Khan
MSN:
1415
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Rahim Yar Khan-Sheikh Zayed Airport and was spraying pesticide in the area to tackle another wave of locust attacks, which began in December 2019, on the request of the district administration. In unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in a sandy area located in Sadiqabad, killing both crew members, a pilot and a flight engineer. They were completing a mission on behalf of the Department of Agriculture of Pakistan. Initial investigations suggest the plane crashed due to a technical fault.

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

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UR-43983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
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 completing a spraying mission in the region of Mlyny. In flight, the engine lost power and apparently caught fire. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. Both pilots escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

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-A0116
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
MSN:
1G232-38
YOM:
1989
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 metres further. The captain was killed while two other occupants were seriously injured. The following day, the copilot died from his injuries.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Dabady

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2019 at 1624 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-81519
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G208-19
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6921
Captain / Total hours on type:
6912.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3561
Aircraft flight hours:
3720
Circumstances:
The crew departed Kyren Airport on a crop spraying mission to treat forests. About 40 minutes into the flight, while flying at a speed of 140 km/h, the crew encountered downdrafts and the airplane lost height. Due to mountainous terrain, the crew made a turn to the right but the airplane continued to descend. The captain attempted an emergency landing when, at a speed of 85 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 16 km southeast of Dabady. Both pilots were injured and evacuated to Irkutsk a day later. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Most likely, the reason for the accident with the An-2 RA-81519 aircraft was the execution by the flight crew along the route in the mountainous terrain to the area of ​​the AHR at an altitude not ensuring its safety, which did not allow crossing the mountain pass, led to the need to perform an emergency landing and damage to the aircraft.
The contributing factors were most likely:
- Non-consideration by the crew of a significant increase of the outside air temperature during the day,
- The crew did not set the altimeter properly,
- Lack of instrument control over the flight altitude,
- Downdraft air currents on the leeward side of the mountain slope;
- Operating fatigue, leading to a weakening of attention and a decrease in level of situational awareness.
Final Report:

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

Date & Time: Sep 18, 2018 at 1740 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YU-BRK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G230-18
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission against mosquito in the regon of Jagodina. Following a 50-minutes successful mission, the crew encountered engine problems. The engine started to vibrate, smoke emanated and an oil leak occurred. The crew elected to divert to the nearest airport when oil spread onto the windshield. The crew lost all visual contact with the ground and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft impacted a tree with its left wing and crashed in a field. All three occupants evacuated uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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 near Yeniseysk

Date & Time: Aug 26, 2017 at 1750 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-33036
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yeniseysk - Yeniseysk
MSN:
1G218-23
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5600
Captain / Total hours on type:
894.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2160
Copilot / Total hours on type:
49
Aircraft flight hours:
4754
Aircraft flight cycles:
12934
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Yeniseysk in the afternoon on a spraying mission over forest area, carrying two pilots. About 40 minutes into the flight, while completing a third pass at an altitude of about 400 metres, smoke spread in the cockpit. The crew decided to return to Yeniseysk when few minutes later, the engine lost power. Fuel leaked from the engine and spread over the windshield. The crew reduced his altitude to 50 metres and the speed to 85 km/h, preparing for an emergency landing. With the flaps down to 45°, the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a wooded area located 75 km north of Yeniseysk. Both pilots were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of engine power due to the failure of the cylinder n°5 caused by a faulty manufacturing.
Final Report: