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Kaliningrad oblast

Crash of a Boeing 737-3Y0 in Kaliningrad

Date & Time: Oct 1, 2008 at 2318 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-DON
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Barcelona - Kaliningrad
MSN:
23812/1511
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
KNI794
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
138
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5372
Captain / Total hours on type:
1258.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1010
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1010
Aircraft flight hours:
48514
Aircraft flight cycles:
39949
Circumstances:
On final approach to Kaliningrad, cockpit crew encountered problems with flaps asymmetry and gear malfunction. A go around was performed and on second approach, gear was not selected down. Aircraft landed on its belly and skidded for 1,440 meters before coming to rest on runway. All 144 occupants were evacuated while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
MAK concluded that accident was caused by several errors made by crew who forgot to deploy the landing gear during the second attempt to land.
It appears that following factors were considered as contributory:

-copilot turn off several circuit breaker on approach (GPWS and gear)
-crew failed to comply with landing checklist
-poor crew coordination and communication
-lack of crew resources management
-poor training
-emotional stress on part of the crew during the go around procedure.

Following this accident, both pilots will lose their licence and KD Avia's AOC will be cancelled by Russian authorities in September 2009. The same month, KD Avia bankrupted.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-24T in Svetlogorsk: 35 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 1972 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
05
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad
MSN:
9 9 1 13 02
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
35
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in a weather survey mission over the Baltic sea and was carrying two passengers and a crew of six. While returning to his base at Kaliningrad-Khrabrovo Airport, the crew failed to set the altimeter properly, causing the aircraft to approach the land at an insufficient altitude. In low clouds, the pilot-in-command did not realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck trees, lost height and crashed in flames 200 meters further onto a school. The airplane was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire as well as the school building. All eight occupants on board the aircraft were killed as well as 27 people on the ground, 23 children and three adults. Two other children were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
Wrong altimeter setting caused the aircraft to fly at an insufficient altitude. Lack of visibility due to low clouds and poor ATC assistance was considered as contributing factors.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-25-DK in Mulden: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 1945
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L915
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wormditt - Insterburg
MSN:
13350
YOM:
18
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Wormditt (now Orneta) to Insterburg (now Cherniakhovsk). Enroute, weather conditions worsened and the visibility was poor. Despite the situation, the crew decided to continue to Insterburg. At a too low altitude, the aircraft hit trees with its right wing and crashed in a wooded area located in Mulden (now Perevalovo). The wreckage was found three days later and all five crew members were killed.

Crash of a Junkers F.13ce off Samland: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 1935
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-OHIL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
723
YOM:
1924
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew (three student pilots and two instructors) was performing a training flight over Baltic Sea, working on new telecommunications techniques. In flight, the single engine aircraft crashed into the sea for unknown reasons. No trace of the aircraft nor the crew was ever found. The aircraft crashed few km off the Samland coast, Königsberg (now Kaliningrad oblast, Russia).

Crash of a Junkers G.24 in Königsberg

Date & Time: Nov 20, 1926
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D-944
Flight Phase:
Schedule:
Königsberg - Berlin
MSN:
907
YOM:
1925
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed for unknown reason while taking off from Königsberg (East Prussia, later Kaliningrad, Russia). Occupant fate unknown.