Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Abu Adh Dhuhur: 30 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YK-AND
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Damascus - Abu Adh Dhuhur
MSN:
3008
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a supply (cargo) flight apparently from Damascus, carrying food, potable water and ammunition for the Syrian soldiers fitting against the Islamic State. On final approach to Abu Adh Dhuhur AFB by night and foggy conditions, the aircraft was too low and hit high tension cables before crashing near the airport. All 24 passengers and six crew members were killed. Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front claimed to have shot down the aircraft, but both state media and the Observatory said the crash was caused by poor weather conditions. Aircraft type and registration to be confirmed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130M Hercules at Teniente Marsh

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2470
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas - Teniente Marsh
MSN:
4441
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The right main gear collapsed on landing at Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport, Antarctica. The aircraft was conducting a supply mission from Punta Arenas, carrying a load of various goods and several passengers and crew members. The aircraft came to rest on snowy runway and the propeller detached from engine number four. There were no injuries. The airplane was later parked on the apron and repairs were scheduled. Eventually, in early 2017, it was decided to scrap the airplane which was destroyed on site. All debris were placed in a container and later shipped back to Brazil.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130J Hercules in Herat

Date & Time: Jul 22, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MM62190
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abu Dhabi - Herat
MSN:
5530
YOM:
2003
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was conducting a daily supply mission to Herat for the troops stationed in the area. For undetermined reason, the four engine aircraft landed hard and the right main gear sunk on touchdown and went through the wheels bay. The Hercules went out of control and veered off runway to the right before coming to rest. All four occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was written off. The exact cause of the heavy landing remains unknown.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14M near Mirny Ice Station

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1990 at 0853 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-41803
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mirny - Vostok
MSN:
1460 009 38
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
32985
Aircraft flight cycles:
13353
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a supply mission to an expedition in Antarctica between both stations of Mirny and Vostok when the right engine failed. The crew attempted to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed on a glacier located 560 km from Mirny Ice Station. All four occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine due to a loss of hydraulic pressure.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 on Mt Punta Bojórquez: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 30, 1989 at 1104 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2002
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Badiraguato – Cuatro Ciénegas
MSN:
007
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane struck the slope of Mt Punta Bojórquez while on a supply mission from Badiraguato to Cuatro Ciénegas. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76MD at Rogachevo AFB

Date & Time: Nov 19, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-78771
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arkhangelsk - Rogachevo
MSN:
0083487622
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Rogachevo AFB (Amderma-2) was completed by night and poor visibility due to snow falls. At a speed of 276 km/h, the aircraft touched down with a positive acceleration of 1.85 g about five meters to the right of the runway centerline. The aircraft bounced and landed a second time 160 meters further with a positive acceleration of 1,8 g. After landing, the aircraft went out of control, veered off runway to the right and collided with an APM-90 spotlight system installed on a ZiL-130 truck chassis. Upon impact, both right engines and the right main gear were torn off and the aircraft came to rest in snow. All 10 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The crew got probably blinded by a snow flurry which reflected the landing lights.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6 near San Carlos: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Swan Island - Swan Island
Country:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Swan Island Airport (Islas del Cisne) off Honduras on a supply mission to the Contras rebels in Nicaragua. It was carrying a load of weapons, ammunition, clothing and food as well as 10 people. After 11 pallets were dropped, the aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile that struck one of the right engine. The aircraft continued for about 30 km when it was shot down by a second surface-to-air missile and crashed four minutes later. One occupant was injured while nine others were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down by two surface-to-air missiles.

Crash of a Lockheed LC-130R Hercules at D-59 Ice Station: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
159131
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4522
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Upon landing, the aircraft lost a wing and crashed upside down. Two occupants were killed while 11 others were rescued. The aircraft was completing a supply mission on behalf of the American National Scientific Foundation, carrying repair kit for another LC-130 registered 148321 that crashed in 1971.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 near Rio Blanco: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 1983 at 0900 LT
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Aguacate - El Aguacate
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
A U.S.-registered Douglas C-47 transport plane was engaged in a military operation to supply a right-wing rebel group that was fighting Nicaragua's revolutionary Sandinista government. The aircraft flew at a low altitude in the area of Wanawás to drop supplies. While manoeuvering in the area, a soldier of the Sandinista Popular Army fired a portable Strela-2M missile (also known as SA-7). The missile hit the left hand engine but did not explode. The cabin filled with smoke, forcing the pilot to carry out a forced landing. The crew initially survived but the co-pilot died of his injuries on 26 October 1983.
Source: ASN
Probable cause:
Shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14P in Krenkel: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1981 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-04188
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Myashkovo – Vorkuta – Dikson – Krenkel
MSN:
6 34 13 01
YOM:
1956
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
27926
Aircraft flight cycles:
11225
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Myachkovo to the Krenkel Airstrip located on the Heiss Island (Franz-Joseph Land archipelago, Arkhangelsk oblast) with intermediate stops in Vorkuta and Dikson, carrying six crew members, seven passengers (scientits) and various equipments for a scientific team located in Krenkel. On approach at dusk, the crew twice lost visual contact with the runway lighting. Instead of initiating a go-around, the pilot-in-command decided to continue the approach when the airplane touched down in deep snow (one meter deep) about 32 metres to the left of the runway. On impact, the nose gear collapsed, the lower part of the nose was damaged and the long-range fuel tanks in the cabin broke away, hit and killed two passengers. The other 11 occupants were injured and the airplane was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the approach configuration was wrong and that the pilot-in-command failed to react to the copilot calls. At time time of the accident, the total weight of the aircraft was 700 kilos above max gross weight. At takeoff, it was determined that the total weight was 1,650 kilos above the MTOW.