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Khatlon Province

Crash of an Airbus A320-231 in Kulob

Date & Time: Feb 2, 2014 at 0736 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EY-623
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow – Kulob
MSN:
428
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
ETJ704
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
187
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18321
Captain / Total hours on type:
509.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2900
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1300
Aircraft flight hours:
54604
Aircraft flight cycles:
23974
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Moscow-Domodedovo Airport, the crew was cleared to land on runway 01 at Kulob Airport. In heavy snow falls, the aircraft landed 230 metres past the runway threshold at a speed of 255 km/h. After touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure when, after a course of 520 metres, the right main gear contacted a snow berm. Simultaneously, both engines impacted a snow berm (up to 95 cm high) and stopped due to the high quantity of snow ingested. The aircraft veered to the right, lost its nose gear and came to rest in snow, 20 metres to the right of the runway and 1,190 metres from its threshold. All 192 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The accident with A320-231 EY-623 aircraft was caused by the aircraft collision with snow parapet during landing on unprepared RWY that was cleared to 22 m in width (45 m RWY total width), and with 50-95 cm snow parapets along the cleared part that resulted in front gear leg destruction and engines flameout followed by aircraft runway overrun to the right. The accident was caused by the consequence of the following factors combination:
- flight operation officer decision for aircraft clearance on unprepared RWY,
- having unprepared RWY by the time of the aircraft arrival the aerodrome service didn't put temporary restrictions, didn't make the appropriate note in the "Aerodrome airworthiness log", didn't take any measures to prevent the aircraft landing on unprepared RWY.
Final Report:

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

Date & Time: Sep 22, 1989 at 0840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-33508
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Zafarabad - Zafarabad
MSN:
1G228-60
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
488
Aircraft flight cycles:
1755
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a spraying mission near Zafarabad on behalf of the State farm 'Duti'. The crew completed with success nine rotations on cotton field and was preparing for a ninth low pass. The aircraft overflew a powerline at a height of about 40 meters then the crew initiated a turn to the left when the engine apparently lost power. The aircraft banked to the left to an angle of 33° then lost height, struck a concrete pylone and crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident and the possible engine failure could not be determined.

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

Date & Time: Jun 17, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-70584
MSN:
1G127-52
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing, the airplane went out of control and collided with a tanker. Occupant fate unknown.

Crash of a Tupolev ANT-9 in Kulyab: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jul 27, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
On landing in Kulyab (Kulob), Tajikistan, a gear failed. The aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in flames. The aircraft was destroyed by post crash fire and all six occupants were killed.