Crash of a Boeing 737-524 in Usinsk

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2020 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VQ-BPS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Usinsk
MSN:
28909/2960
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
UT595
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
94
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Usinsk Airport runway 13 was initiated with a horizontal visibility limited to 1,100 meters. On approach, ILS runway 13 and approach lights were inoperative. On short final, the aircraft was too low and struck the snow covered ground short of runway threshold. Upon impact, both main gear were torn off (the left main gear was torn off while the right main gear collapsed). The airplane slid on its belly and came to rest on the left side of the runway. All 100 occupants were able to evacuated and it is believed that two passengers were slightly injured during evacuation.

Crash of a Being 737-86J in Istanbul: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 5, 2020 at 1820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-IZK
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Izmir - Istanbul
MSN:
37742
YOM:
2009
Flight number:
PC2193
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
177
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport, the crew initiated the approach to Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airport runway 06. Weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity, rain, CB's and a wind from 290 gusting to 37 knots. After touchdown on a wet runway, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, turned slightly to the left then went down an embankment (25 meters high) and came to rest, broken in three. Three passengers were killed while all 180 other occupants were evacuated to local hospitals. It is understood that the airplane apparently landed 1,500 meters past the runway threshold (runway 06 is 3,000 meters long) with a non negligible tailwind component that must be confirmed.

Crash of a Bombardier Global Express E-11A near Sado Khil: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2020 at 1310 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
11-9358
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kandahar - Kandahar
MSN:
9358
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane, operated by the 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron (EECS), crashed in unknown circumstances in a snow covered field located in the region of Sado Khil. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. It is believed that both pilots were killed in the accident. Pentagon suspects mechanical failure.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Bandar-e Mahshahr

Date & Time: Jan 27, 2020 at 0736 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-CPZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tehran - Bandar-e Mahshahr
MSN:
53464
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
RV6936
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
136
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 13 at Bandar-e Mahshahr Airport, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It lost its undercarriage, came across a road and came to rest on its belly. All 144 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The aircraft just completed a regular weekly service (flight RV6936) from Tehran.

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 Boeing 737-8KV in Sabashahr: 176 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2020 at 0618 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-PSR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tehran - Kiev
MSN:
38124
YOM:
2016
Flight number:
PS752
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
167
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
176
Captain / Total flying hours:
11600
Captain / Total hours on type:
5500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7600
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Tehran-Imam Khomeini Airport runway 29R at 0612LT on a regular schedule service (flight PS752) to Kiev-Borispol Airport with 176 people on board, 167 passengers and a crew of nine. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing by night, the crew was cleared to climb to FL260. Weather conditions were considered as good. While climbing to an altitude of 8,000 feet, the airplane ceased to climb and radar and radio contacts were lost. In a confused situation, the airplane entered a right turn then initiated an uncontrolled descent until it crashed and disintegrated in a field, six minutes after takeoff. The crew did not send any distress message and did not report any problems. Debris were found in Sabashahr, about 16 km north of the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all 176 occupants were killed. First statement from the Iranian CAO (Civil Aviation Organization) reported technical problems, maybe an uncontained failure of the right engine and a subsequent fire, for sure an unexpected catastrophic situation. Three days after the crash, in the morning of January 11, the Iranian CAO confirmed that the aircraft was unintentionally and accidentally shot down by the Iranian Armed Forces. This happened during a complex, delicate and highly tensioned situation between Iran and the United States, while Iran had just fired several ballistic missiles from Iran on two US military bases located in eastern Iraq. At the time of the accident were three pilots in the cockpit, one captain with 11,600 flying hours, one instructor with 12,000 flying hours and one first officer with 7,600 flying hours. One-hundred forty-six victims held Iranian passport, ten Afghan, five Canadian, four Swede and two Ukrainian. All nine crew members consisting of three cockpit crew and six cabin crew were Ukrainian.
Probable cause:
Unintentionally and accidentally shot down by the Iranian Armed Forces.

Crash of a Harbin Yunsunji Y-12-II in Haputale: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SCL-857
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wirawila - Colombo
MSN:
0021
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Haputale while completing a survey flight from Wirawila to Colombo-Ratmalana Airport. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all four crew members were killed.

Crash of a Fokker 100 in Almaty: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 27, 2019 at 0722 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-F1007
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Almaty - Astana
MSN:
11496
YOM:
1996
Flight number:
Z92100
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
93
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The Fokker 100 departed runway 05R at Almaty Airport on a regular schedule service (flight Z9/BEK2100) to Astana-Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport, carrying 93 passengers and a crew of five. Shortly after liftoff, while in initial climb at an altitude of 50-100 feet, the airplane lost height and veered to the right, struck a concrete wall then crashed onto a house located in a residential area, about 500 meters south of the runway 23R threshold. The airplane broke into several parts and 12 occupants were killed, among them the captain. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about one km with smoke and mist.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan I in Moo 2: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2019 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1917
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Surasi - Surasi
MSN:
208-0267
YOM:
1997
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew (one instructor aged 58 and one pilot under supervision aged 28) departed Surasi Air Base around 0900LT on a training flight. En route, in unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane crashed near Moo 2 (Sai Yok district). The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 near Kampung Mamontoga: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 18, 2019 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-CBC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Timika - Ilaga
MSN:
950
YOM:
2016
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Timika Airport at 1036LT on a cargo flight to Ilaga, carrying one passenger, a crew of four and a load of 1,7 ton of rice. At 1054LT, the crew gave his ETA at Ilaga Airport when the contact was lost about six minutes later. As the airplane failed to arrive at destination, SAR operations were initiated. The wreckage was found four days later in a mountainous terrain, at an altitude of 4,115 meters, about 10 km from Kampung Mamontoga. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed.