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Almaty Province

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 PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Mezhdurechenskoye: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2017 at 0758 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A2807
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Almaty - Shymkent
MSN:
1AJ007-14
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Almaty Airport at 1835LT on an ambulance mission to Shymkent, carrying two doctors, two pilots and one flight mechanic. Twelve minutes later, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames near the village of Mezhdurechenskoye located about 25 km northwest of Almaty Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.

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

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2016
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-A0273
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bereke - Bereke
MSN:
1G184-11
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew (one pilot and one mechanic) were performing a crop-spraying flight in Bereke, northwest of Almaty. While flying at low height, the engine lost power. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the airplane hit the ground and crashed in flames. The pilot was killed and the mechanic was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Canadair RegionalJet CRJ200ER in Almaty: 21 killed

Date & Time: Jan 29, 2013 at 1313 LT
Operator:
Registration:
UP-CJ006
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kokshetau - Almaty
MSN:
7413
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
VSV760
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Aircraft flight hours:
25707
Aircraft flight cycles:
22975
Circumstances:
On approach to Almaty in low visibility due to freezing fog, aircraft hit the ground some five km short of runway 23R and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. All 21 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, horizontal visibility was estimated 300 meters and vertical 30 meters, requiring a Cat IIIb certified crew and aircraft. Thus, the crew was not authorized to land in such conditions but allowed to descend until the decision height fixed at a height of 30 meters for this type of aircraft. It appears that the decision of the crew to perform a go around was too late.

Crash of a Canadair CL-604 Challenger in Almaty: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2007 at 0303 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-ARWE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hanovre-Almaty-Bangkok
MSN:
5454
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
JCX826
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The Challenger 604 was performing the flight JCX826 from Hanover to Bangkok with a fuel stop at Almaty, Kazakhstan. Just after lift off from runway 05, the aircraft banked right and hit a concrete wall. The aircraft was destroyed by post impact fire. While the copilot was killed, all other occupants were seriously injured. The passenger was a German businessman, both pilots were German citizens and the stewardess was a Turkish citizen.

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Almaty

Date & Time: Apr 12, 1998 at 1448 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
P4-NEN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aktioubinsk-Alma-Ata
MSN:
20925
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
OEG717
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
80
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
71160
Aircraft flight cycles:
84935

Crash of a Tupolev TU-134A near Almaty: 90 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 1983 at 2017 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-65129
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kazan - Chelyabinsk - Alma-Ata
MSN:
60630
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
SU5463
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
84
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
90
Aircraft flight hours:
9976
Aircraft flight cycles:
6515
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Chelyabinsk at an altitude of 10,200 meters, the crew was cleared to initiate the approach to Alma-Ata Airport in view of a landing on runway 05. By night, the crew was instructed to initiate a left turn and to descend to an altitude of 600 meters after being informed of an II-62 approaching eight km right of their position. As the aircraft was too low, the GPWS warning sounded in the cockpit. For unknown reasons, the crew failed to react promptly and initiated a corrective maneuver 23 seconds later. The aircraft nosed up to an angle of 14° then turned left to an angle of 11-12° when it struck two seconds later the slope of Mt Dolan (690 meters high) located about 36 km west of Almaty Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 90 occupants were killed. The wreckage was found 24 meters below the summit.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to prepare the approach maneuver according to published procedures. ATC failed to assist the crew properly and transmitted wrong instructions, causing the airplane to descent prematurely to the unsafe altitude of 600 meters and outside the approach diagram. The crew failed to be proactive when the GPWS alarm sounded and a corrective action was taken too late. It was also reported that the phraseology used by the pilots was non standard.