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 Antonov AN-26 in Nagurskoye

Date & Time: May 5, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CCCP-26151
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to the ice strip of Nagurskoye (Alexandra Land, Franz Josef archipelago), the aircraft was caught by a wind shear, came down very hard and broke up. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off. The wreckage was still there at N80.80316 E47.73037 by April 2012, mostly covered by snow.

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.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules near Incirlik AFB: 18 killed

Date & Time: Mar 14, 1980 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
74-2064
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Incirlik - Incirlik
MSN:
4659
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
Following a logistic mission, the crew was returning to Adana-Incirlik Airbase. While descending to an altitude of 5,000 feet, the crew was cleared to continue to 3,000 feet when an explosion occurred in the left wing. Out of control, the airplane crashed on a hill located 25 km from the airbase and burst into flames. All 18 occupants were killed. It is believed that an explosion occurred in a fuel tank located in the left wing.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando in Laos: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XW-PBW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Vientiane - Vientiane
MSN:
33451
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Vientiane-Wattay Airport with two pilots, three cargo kickers and various foodstuffs that should be dropped over an unknown drop zone somewhere in Laos. The accident occurred in unknown circumstances about 120 km northwest of Vientiane. The wreckage was not found and all five occupants are believed dead.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 on Mt Khuuta

Date & Time: Oct 5, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-04340
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Mys Kamennyy – Vorkuta
MSN:
1104 473 10
YOM:
1958
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a flight from Mys Kamennyy to Vorkuta in support of a military unit, when deviated from the prescribed flight path by 45 km due to negligence of the crew. Encountered poor visibility, failed to return, descended to 300 metres and crash-landed on the eastern slope of Mt Khuuta (622 meters high) located in the region of Aksarka. All eight occupants were uninjured and evacuated by helicopters.
Probable cause:
Negligence on part of the crew.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Antarctica

Date & Time: Jan 28, 1973 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
155917
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
McMurdo Sound - Amundsen-Scott Station
MSN:
4305
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing in fog, the captain decided to initiate a go-around when the tail struck the ground. Out of control, the airplane crash landed, broke in two and caught fire after the load of 500 gallons of fuel ignited. While all eight occupants escaped uninjured, the aircraft was destroyed.