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Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Rodina: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0329 (TBC)
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Rodina - Rodina
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 meters further. The captain was killed while two other occupants were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries. The registration UP-A0329 is not confirmed.

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

Date & Time: Jun 24, 2010 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0161
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Tayncha - Sorochinski
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was on a positioning flight for a crop-spraying mission in Kazakhstan when he lost orientation and landed on a field of limited size near the village of Sarybulak to establish his position. After take off with a slight tail wind, at a height of 15 metres, lower left wing struck a tree. Aircraft stalled and crashed in flames. Two crew were killed as the third occupant was injured. Aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Valikhanovo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1976 at 1215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-70531
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Valikhanovo - Valikhanovo
MSN:
1G145-07
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
2486
Aircraft flight cycles:
10995
Circumstances:
On a test flight from Valikhanovo after an engine repair during crop-spraying operations in the Valikhanovo district (Kokchetau region of Kazakhstan) when one of the propeller blades broke away in flight due to fatigue fracture, causing violent vibration, whereupon the engine mount failed. The aircraft turned to the left and the propeller cut through the spar of the left lower wing, causing the wing box to collapse. Aircraft went out of control and span into a field 2 km SSW of the "Yuzhny" collective farm (at N52°33' E71°36'). Both pilots and the sole passenger (an aircraft mechanic) were killed. The propeller had been fitted only the day before the accident.
Probable cause:
Propeller blade's separated in flight.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Amangeldy: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 27, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-70481
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Amangeldy - Amangeldy
MSN:
1G143-60
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
2406
Aircraft flight cycles:
9391
Circumstances:
Following crop-spraying operations for the Bestau sovkhoz (state farm) in the Kustanai region of Kazakhstan, the intoxicated crew made an unauthorized flight to Amangeldy (Komsomolski district of the Aktyubinsk region). While the aircraft was parked there, an intoxicated aviation mechanic took off twice and the aircraft crashed during the second flight on the banks of the river Tolybai and exploded. The only occupant was killed.
Probable cause:
Intoxicated pilot.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 near Burabay: 15 killed

Date & Time: May 24, 1974 at 1425 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-70351
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Pavlodar – Shapaevo – Avangard – Shchuchinsk – Kokshetau
MSN:
1G141-05
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
SU476K
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Aircraft flight hours:
1350
Circumstances:
The crew departed Avangard Airport at 1352LT bound for the two last legs of the trip, Shchuchinsk and Kokshetau. Due to the deterioration of the weather conditions, it was decided with ATC to fly directly to Kokshetau. At 1418LT, the crew informed ATC about his ETA in Kokshetau at 1448LT when seven minutes later, contact was lost. The wreckage was found the next morning at 0845LT at an altitude of 850 meters on the slope of Mt Sinyukh (947 meters high) located six km west of Burabay. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 15 occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
The crew took the decision to continue into adverse weather condition instead of flying back to Avangard or to modify his route. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Lack of ATC assistance,
- Poor weather conditions,
- Poor flight organization.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Astrakhanka: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 29, 1972 at 0732 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-46652
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Astrakhanka - Astrakhanka
MSN:
1G47-21
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
5289
Aircraft flight cycles:
12844
Circumstances:
During a crop-spraying flight for the sovkhoz (state farm) of "Pervomaiski" located in the Astrakhanka district of the Tselinograd region, the airplane went out of control while completing a right turn at low height, stalled and crashed in flames. The captain was killed while the copilot was seriously injured.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of the rupture of the right-hand rudder control cable.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Alekseyevka: 12 killed

Date & Time: May 11, 1967 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-05604
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ust-Kamenogorsk - Alekseyevka
MSN:
1 51 473 03
YOM:
1955
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Aircraft flight hours:
11023
Circumstances:
On a flight from Ust-Kamenogorsk to Alekseyevka when encountered below-minima weather conditions (low clouds and rain), entered clouds and deviated from the prescribed flight path by 6 km. The decision to return was taken too late and the aircraft crashed at a height of 970 metres into the steep slope of Mt Aina-Sulak (1,121 metres high) located 21 km southwest of Alekseyevka. Both pilots and all 10 passengers were killed.
Probable cause:
The crew exercised poor judgment and took the wrong decision while continuing the flight into adverse weather conditions and below-minima visibility.