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Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Sevryukovo

Date & Time: Oct 6, 2013 at 1425 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-31505
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sevryukovo - Sevryukovo
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Bought in 2000 and stored since, the airplane was under restoration since August 2013. The crew (one pilot and one engineer), decided to perform a test flight in the region of Sevryukovo (Korocha District of the Belgorod region). En route, the engine failed, forcing the crew to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft impacted ground and crashed, coming to rest upside down and bursting into flames. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
An investigation by the Interstate Aviation Committee revealed that the airplane carried a false registration and was flown without a certificate of airworthiness. Since the airplane was not officially registered, the IAC terminated their investigation.

Crash of an Antonov AN-148-100E in Garbuzovo: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 5, 2011 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
61708
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Voronezh - Voronezh
MSN:
41-03
YOM:
2010
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Voronezh-Pridacha Airport in the morning to conduct a test flight with six crew on board, two pilots from the manufacturer, two engineers and two pilots from the Myanmar Air Force to whom the aircraft should be delivered. In flight, the crew decided to perform an emergency descent. During this manoeuvre, the aircraft reached an excessive speed and lost part of its tail, stabilizers and elevators. It entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a snow covered field located near Garbuzovo, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all six occupants were killed. Tail parts, stabilizers and elevators were later found about 3 km from the point of impact. The airplane was operated by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association. (VASO - Voronezhskoye Aktsionernoye Samoletostroitelnoe Obshestvo). First accident involving an Antonov AN-148.
Probable cause:
The cause of the accident was the inadvertently permitted the aircraft to accelerate 110 km/h above the design limit speed during an emergency descent. This led to low-frequency vibrations on the aircraft in all axes, an increase of alternating accelerations exceeding the margin of safety. The result was the break up of the aircraft in the air, followed by its collision with the earth.
The main factors contributing to the accident were:
- Untimely and inadequate actions of the crew to control the emergency decent,
- Lack of proper coordination among the members of the crew,
- Deviations from recommendations in the flight manual in executing the emergency descent,
- Misleading indications on basic instruments when outside characteristic operating conditions.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Veydelev

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2001
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-01447
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G231-28
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
2153
Aircraft flight cycles:
8462
Circumstances:
The aircraft was dispatched in the region of Veydelev to perform a crop spraying mission. On board were three pilots, one copilot seating in the jumpseat, one instructor seating in the right seat and one pilot seating in the left seat. After a first pass over the area to be treated at a speed of 140 km/h and at an altitude of 130 metres, the crew initiated a right turn during which the aircraft banked right to an angle of 90°, descended to 60-70 metres and lost speed to 130 km/h while at this stage, its speed should be 155-160 km/h. As the crew was facing a hill, he decided to increase power to gain height but the aircraft struck the ground in a landing configuration. The crew reduced the engine power and started to brake when, at a speed of 50-60 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and came to rest in a wooded area. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a crew error in the piloting technique when flying in difficult terrain conditions, which manifested itself in a loss of speed and flight altitude, which led to an unintentional landing of the aircraft and its collision with ground obstacles. The error in the piloting technique became possible due to the unstable piloting skills of the pilot-in-command and the failure of the instructor to fulfill his duties. It was reported that the pilot-in-command did not fly for about five years.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Berezovka

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-07791
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Berezovka - Berezovka
MSN:
1G162-41
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission in Berezovka. While making a first survey flight to recognize the spraying area, the map fell from the dashboard into the aisle between the pilots' seats. While attempting to recover it, the captain mistakenly moved the stick to the right, causing the aircraft to roll to the right and to crash in a field. Both pilots were injured.
Probable cause:
Crew error.

Crash of a Let L-410M in Belgorod: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 18, 1979 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-67210
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belgorod - Belgorod
MSN:
76 05 13
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
252
Aircraft flight cycles:
485
Circumstances:
The crew (one instructor and two student pilots) were completing a local training mission at Belgorod Airport. They departed Belgorod at 1020LT and completed several circuits over the region. While approaching the airport with the right engine out, the crew lost control of the airplane that entered a right turn then spiraled into the ground and crashed in a snow covered field located near the outer marker. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three crew members were killed. Weather conditions were marginal at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
Due to the extensive destruction of the aircraft, it was not possible to determine the exact cause of the accident. However, it is believed that the loss of control may have been caused by wrong informations provided by the horizons while on approach in poor weather conditions.