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Irkutsk oblast

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

Date & Time: Jun 9, 2019 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-81519
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kyren - Kyren
MSN:
1G208-19
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
3690
Circumstances:
The crew departed Kyren Airport at 1600LT on a crop spraying mission to treat forests. About 40 minutes after departure, while flying at a speed of 140 km/h, the crew encountered downdrafts and the airplane lost height. Due to mountainous terrain, the crew made a turn to the right but the airplane continued to descend. The captain attempted an emergency landing when, at a speed of 85 km/h, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located 16 km southeast of Dabady. Both pilots were injured and evacuated to Irkutsk a day later.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD near Uyan: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 2016 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-76840
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Irkutsk - Irkutsk
MSN:
1033417553
YOM:
1994
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The aircraft left in the morning the airport of Irkutsk to take part to a fire fighting mission as a large forest was on fire in the region of Bayanday. In unknown circumstances, the four engine aircraft hit trees and crashed in flames in a large wooded area and was destroyed upon impact. The wreckage was found two days later only and all 10 crew members were killed.
Crew:
L.S. Owl, pilot,
A. A. Lebedev, copilot,
G. L. Petrov, navigator,
V. N. Kuznetsov, flight engineer,
I. E. Murahin, radio operator,
S. A. Makarov, flight operator,
S. A. Souslov, flight operator,
M. M. Khadayev, flight operator,
V. G. Jdanov, operator,
A. M. Mashnin, operator.

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

Date & Time: Sep 16, 2015 at 1155 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-35141
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Zhelenogorsk-Ilimsky – Taseyovo – Achinsk
MSN:
1G112-23
YOM:
4
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
14512
Aircraft flight cycles:
19970
Circumstances:
43 minutes after its departure from Zhelenogorsk-Ilimsky Airport, the engine lost power and the aircraft lost height, forcing the crew to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft hit tree tops and eventually crash landed in a wooded area located 60 km northeast of Bratsk. The aircraft was severely damaged while all three occupants were unhurt. The CofA expired the day before.
Probable cause:
Loss of engine power.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Irkutsk: 9 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2013 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-12162
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Novosibirsk - Irkutsk
MSN:
3341509
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight from Novosibirsk with a cargo consisting of 1,5 tons of aircraft spare parts destined for the Irkut Group (Sukhoi, Beriev). On final approach to Irkust-2 Airport at night, aircraft dropped below the glide path and crashed on the territory of the 109th Arsenal of the Russian Army 700 metres before the runway threshold, damaging 2 munitions storage buildings. All nine occupants (six crew and three mechanics) were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Kirensk

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2010 at 1024 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-67701
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lensk-Bratsk
MSN:
208-0932
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13358
Captain / Total hours on type:
4083.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4824
Copilot / Total hours on type:
757
Aircraft flight hours:
3203
Aircraft flight cycles:
1423
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Lensk at 0813LT on a flight to Bratsk. While cruising at 4,200 metres, the engine failed. Crew elected to divert to Kirensk but eventually made an emergency landing in a wooded area. All nine occupants were injured as the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure due to the damage of the bearings of the planetary gear from the first stage, leading to vibration and destruction of the turbine. It is possible the damage to the bearings was caused by the presence of aluminium or silicon oxide. However, it was not possible to determinate the source of this contamination.

Crash of an Antonov AN-3 in Ust-Ilimsk

Date & Time: Jan 11, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-05893
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2527
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft suffered engine failure and carried out a forced landing near Ust-Ilimsk. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Airbus A310 in Irkoutsk: 125 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 2006 at 0744 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-OGYP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscou - Irkutsk
MSN:
442
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
SBI778
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
195
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
125
Captain / Total flying hours:
10611
Captain / Total hours on type:
1056.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
9771
Copilot / Total hours on type:
158
Aircraft flight hours:
59865
Aircraft flight cycles:
12550
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making the regular SBI778 (S7778) flight from Moscow-Domodedovo to Irkutsk. On approach, weather conditions were poor with low ceiling and thunderstorms. On landing on runway 30 (3,165 metres long), the aircraft did not decelerate as expected and overran the runway before colliding with a concrete wall. The aircraft burnt and was completely destroyed. It seems that a hydraulic failure occurred on brake system, after the reverse thrust system was applied. The aircraft accumulated 59,865 flying hours for 12,550 cycles. While the captain accumulated 10,611 flying hours, the copilot has 9,771 flying hours.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 near Bodaibo

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2002
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-62587
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bodaibo – Svetly – Perevoz – Valyukhta
MSN:
1G176-56
YOM:
1977
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Bodaibo under VFR mode on a charter flight to Valyukhta with intermediate stops in Svetly and Perevoz. En route, weather conditions deteriorated with low clouds. At an altitude of 1,520 metres, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain and crashed, bursting into flames. All five occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed by fire. The wreckage was found 68 km northeast of Bodaibo.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue under VFR mode in IMC conditions. Poor operation planning by the operator and poor visibility due to the presence of cumulonimbus were considered as contributing factors.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154M in Burdakovka: 145 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2001 at 0208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-85845
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Yekaterinburg – Irkutsk – Vladivostok
MSN:
86A735
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
XF352
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
136
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
145
Aircraft flight hours:
20953
Aircraft flight cycles:
11387
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Yekaterinburg Airport on a regular schedule flight (XF352) to Vladivostok with an intermediate stop at Irkutsk. The flight departed Yekaterinburg at 1947LT and climbed to the assigned cruising altitude of 10,100 metres. Some three hours into the flight, at 0150LT, the crew started the descent to Irkutsk Intl Airport. The copilot was the pilot-in-command. At 0205LT, the crew reported at 2,100 metres with the runway in sight. At this time, the aircraft' speed was 540 km/h. The maximum speed at which the landing gear may be lowered was 400 km/h. At 0206:56 the airplane leveled off at 900 metres with an airspeed still at 420 km/h. The first officer asked for gear down and the speed further decreased to 395 km/h with engines at idle. When the gear was down and locked, the airplane entered a left bank angle of 20-23°. The airspeed continued to drop to 365 km/h while the recommended speed was 370 km/h at this stage of the flight. Power was added slowly. This was only just sufficient for maintaining an altitude of 850 metres at 355-360 km/h. At 0207:46, while still in the left hand turn, the angle of attack increased to 16,5° because the autopilot attempted to maintain altitude with a decreasing speed. An aural warning sounded, informing the crew about a high angle of attack. The first officer attempted to correct this by using the control column and disconnected the autopilot. Because he deflected the control column to the left, the left bank increased to the maximum permissible value of -30° to -44°, and then to -48°. In a nose down attitude, the speed increased to 400 km/h then the aircraft entered clouds. By night, the crew lost visual contact with the ground and was not able to observe the natural horizon. In such conditions, the captain took over controls but alternately deflected the steering wheel to the left and right. An intensive deflection of steering control to the right caused a positive angular acceleration of +4,4° per second. The captain reacted by deflecting the steering wheel to the left again. The first officer now realized that the airplane was in a severe left bank of -45° and indicated that they should be rolling to the right. Because of an increase in vertical descent rate of 20 metres per seconds, one of the crew members pulled the control column. The airplane pitched up rapidly then entered a stall and a subsequent flat spin before crashing in an open field 22 seconds later. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 145 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew. The following contributing factors were identified:
- Poor control actions on part of the crew, which caused the aircraft to enter a super critical angle of attack followed by a stall and a spin,
- Violation of interactions by the crew regarding the separation of responsibilities for piloting established by the pilot-in-command,
- Lack of proper control to maintain flight parameters during the approach, in reference to the TU-154 flight operations manual,
- Poor crew interactions.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD in Irkutsk

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1999 at 1346 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-76819
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tianjin – Irkutsk – Perm – Moscow
MSN:
10134 09274
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
2882
Aircraft flight cycles:
1177
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Tianjin on a cargo flight to Moscow with intermediate stops in Irkutsk and Perm, carrying a load of 49,750 kilos of various goods and seven crew members. At Irkutsk-Intl Airport, 38 tons of fuel were uplifted and the crew calculated 30,040 kilos for the cargo, giving a total weight of 170 tons, about 4 tons below the MTOW. During the takeoff roll, after a course of 2,000 metres, at a speed of 225 km/h, the captain started the rotation. The aircraft lifted up and flew for about 4 seconds when the captain requested gear up. At a speed of 250 km/h, the aircraft passed the runway end and adopted a 16° angle of attack. Then the aircraft' speed decreased when the flight engineer reduced the power on all four engines and activated the thrust reverser systems on both left engines n°1 and 2. The aircraft rolled to the left, collided with a building containing an electrical transformer and came to rest 1,476 metres past the runway end, bursting into flames. All seven occupants were injured, two seriously. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the total weight of the aircraft at the time of the accident was 198-200 tons which means 24-26 tons above MTOW. The cargo manifest showed a total weight of 49,750 kilos of various goods upon departure from Tianjin Airport but only 30,040 kilos upon departure from Irkutsk Airport while no cargo was unloaded. The following contributing factors were identified:
- A miscalculation of the mass and balance,
- Poor flight planning,
- Poor crew coordination.