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Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 in Khorugh: 82 killed

Date & Time: Aug 28, 1993 at 1046 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EY-87995
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Khorugh - Dushanbe
MSN:
9 54 19 44
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
81
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
82
Circumstances:
During takeoff roll at Khorugh Airport, at Vr speed, the crew started the rotation but the aircraft failed to respond and did not lift off. It continued at high speed, overran, collided with a concrete wall located 150 metres past the runway end and eventually crashed in the Pyanj River. Four passengers were rescued while 82 other occupants were killed, most of them woman, children and soldiers.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred during the Tajik Civil War. It was determined that soldiers forced the crew to embark as many passengers as possible while the Yak-40 is certified fox max 32 passengers. At the time of the accident were 81 passengers on board. As the total weight of the aircraft was 3 tons above MTOW, it was impossible to take off in such conditions.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Lyakhsh

Date & Time: Jan 3, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-28706
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dushanbe - Lyakhsh
MSN:
1AJ006-16
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a special flight from Dushanbe to Lyakhsh on behalf of the Tajik Civil Aviation Department. For unknown reasons, the crew continued the approach at an insufficient altitude when the unstabilized aircraft struck the ground 210 metres short of runway and 50 metres to the right of its extended centerline. On impact, the undercarriage were torn off and the aircraft came to rest. All 13 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Rushan

Date & Time: Aug 18, 1990 at 1343 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-28761
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1AJ004-10
YOM:
1987
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On short final to Rushan Airport, the aircraft lost height and struck the ground 40 meters short of runway threshold and came to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The pilot-in-command inadvertently moved the throttles into idle position on short final, causing the aircraft to lose height and to struck the ground with a positive acceleration of 4,42 g.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Rushan

Date & Time: Jul 29, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-28775
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1AJ005-08
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, the aircraft landed short of runway and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Murghob: 6 killed

Date & Time: Sep 7, 1966 at 1235 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-79816
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Dushanbe - Murghob
MSN:
1160 473 04
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Aircraft flight hours:
5087
Aircraft flight cycles:
7483
Circumstances:
On a flight from Dushanbe to Murghob in support of a geological expedition, a fire erupted (probably started by an acetone spill) while the aircraft was flying through the gorge of the river Murghob. The crew attempted a forced landing near the confluence of the rivers Murghob and Zapadny Pshart, some 60 km west of Murghob, but while flying a steep left turn, the aircraft collided with the northern slope of the gorge and crashed. Both pilots and all 4 passengers were killed. The wreckage was found two days later.
Probable cause:
In-flight fire caused by an accidental spill of acetone in the cabin.

Crash of a Lisunov LI-2 near Rushan: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 6, 1953 at 0620 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L4027
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Khorugh – Stalinabad
MSN:
184 299 05
YOM:
1948
Flight number:
SU878
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Aircraft flight hours:
1477
Circumstances:
At 0613LT, while cruising at an altitude of 4,000 meters, the crew informed ATC he just passed over the city of Rushan eight minutes earlier. Shortly later, weather conditions deteriorated and the crew encountered clouds and low visibility. Now at an altitude of 4,800 meters, the aircraft lost height due to strong downdraft and hit the south slope of a mountain located near the Yauza Pass located about 15 km northwest of Rushan. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all seven occupants were killed. The wreckage was found two days later at an altitude of 4,800 meters, approx 100 meters below the summit.
Probable cause:
The aircraft lost height due to downdraft and at the time of the accident, it was off course because the captain decided to modify his route for undetermined reasons.