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Krasnoyarsk Krai

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Tayozhny: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 26, 2013
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yerbogachon - Tayozhny
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On an illegal flight from Yerbogachon (Irkutsk region) to Tayozhny (Boguchany district of the Krasnoyarsk region) when the pilots could not see the (abandoned) airstrip at night as there was no lighting at all, on the third approach the aircraft hit trees, crashed into a forest 35 metres from the airstrip, caught fire and burnt out. Both pilots were killed and both passengers were seriously injured.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24 in Igarka: 12 killed

Date & Time: Aug 3, 2010 at 0119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-46524
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Krasnoyarsk - Igarka
MSN:
47310003
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
KTK057
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Captain / Total flying hours:
17250
Captain / Total hours on type:
14205.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5838
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2670
Aircraft flight hours:
53760
Aircraft flight cycles:
38383
Circumstances:
On final approach to Igarka Airport, aircraft hit trees and crashed 700 metres short of runway. All eleven passengers and the stewardess were killed as the aircraft was destroyed by fire. For unknown reasons, pilots continued approach under glidepath and prescribed altitude. Both pilots and the engineer survived.
Probable cause:
Crew decided to continue the approach in low visibility and under prescribed altitude, despite the fact they did not have any visual contact with the runway. Weather conditions were worst as minima of airfield, aircraft and crew. Aircraft was approaching too low and was also off track at the time of impact.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Osinovy Mys

Date & Time: Aug 29, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-68126
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G195-31
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

While performing a photo-survey flight, the engine failed and the pilot elected to make an emergency landing on a clearance 50 km from Osinovy Mys. The aircraft hit a stump of a tree and flipped over. Both occupants were injured and rescued one day later.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Tura: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jan 13, 2005 at 1720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-62597
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Vanavara - Tura
MSN:
1G177-44
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
TUR9368
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Vanavara, the crew started the descent by night to Tura Airport. Weather conditions were marginal with a visibility of 3,500 metres and light snow. After being cleared to land, the crew continued the approach. At a speed of 160 km/h, the crew initiated a right turn. In a 10° nose down and a right bank of 40°, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed in a snow covered forest located 9,6 km southeast of the airport. The wreckage was found a day later near the Bazhenov River and all nine occupants were killed, among them the regional director of the Department of Transport and the vice-governor of the Evenkiya region.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain following a wrong altimeter setting. The lack of visibility was a contributing factor.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12BP in Sredny Island

Date & Time: Apr 11, 2003 at 2152 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-12981
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow - Salekhard - Sredny Island
MSN:
00 347 104
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Moscow-Vnukovo on a cargo flight to Sredny Island with an intermediate stop in Salekhard, carrying six crew members, seven passengers and a load of 9,6 tons of various goods for the personnel of the drifting Polar Station "Severny Polyus 32" (North Pole 32). On final approach to the Sredny Ostrov Airfield, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and limited visibility. Too low, the aircraft struck the icy ground about 650 metres short of runway. It lost its undercarriage and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest 165 metres to the right of the extended centerline. All 13 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The following findings were identified:
- Poor flight preparation,
- The crew did not receive a suitable weather briefing for the destination airport,
- Poor weather conditions at destination,
- The visibility was below minimums,
- The crew continued the approach without visual contact with the runway until the aircraft impacted ground,
- The crew failed to initiate a go-around procedure.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Manskiy: 13 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2002 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-56888
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manskiy - Manskiy
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Manskiy Airfield on a local flight with 13 skydivers and one pilot on board. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 120 metres, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a near flat attitude in an open field, bursting into flames. The wreckage was found 2,5 km from the village of Shalinskoye. Three passengers were seriously injured while 11 other occupants were killed. Few days later, two of the three survivors died from their injuries. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the engine failed during initial climb because the fuel used being reserved for automobiles and not airplanes, a common practice among skydiving clubs in Russia. It was also reported that the certificate of airworthiness was suspended last March.

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

Date & Time: Aug 2, 2000 at 1015 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-32718
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Yeniseysk - Yeniseysk
MSN:
1G212-23
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Yeniseysk in good weather conditions on a local geophysical mission over the region of Baykit, carrying two passengers and three crew members. En route, weather conditions deteriorated and the visibility was limited due to low clouds. The crew reduced his altitude to 65 metres to maintain a visual contact with the ground. When facing trees, the pilot-in-command elected to gain height. At a speed of 115 km/h, the aircraft contacted tree tops and crashed in a wooded and hilly terrain. All five occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The crew continued the flight at an unsafe altitude until the aircraft contacted trees and crashed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12B in Krasnoyarsk: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 11, 1998 at 1122 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-12955
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk - Mirny
MSN:
8 3 455 06
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
YR9301
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Novosibirsk to MIrny with an intermediate stop in Krasnoyarsk, carrying six passengers, seven crew members and a load of 13,380 kilos of various goods consisting of food, tobacco, clothing and footwear. Weather conditions were marginal with snow falls and icing conditions. During the takeoff roll, after a course of 2,400 metres, the pilot-in-command started the rotation at a speed of 280 km/h. After liftoff, the aircraft started to roll left and right but the crew was able to continue to climb with a rate of about 4 metres per second. During initial climb, at a height of 150 metres and at a speed of 330 km/h, the crew raised the flaps. At this time, the aircraft started to lose height, entered an uncontrolled descent, collided with trees and crashed in a wooded area located 5 km from the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 13 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during initial climb after the crew raised the flaps due to the presence of severe icing conditions which impaired the controllability of the aircraft and its aerodynamic characteristics. The short distance between the aircraft and the ground did not allow the crew to expect recovery.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Norilsk

Date & Time: Aug 24, 1998
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-26568
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dikson – Norilsk
MSN:
38 08
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Dikson, the aircraft landed at Norilsk-Alykel Airport at a speed of 200 km/h. After touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure when the captain inadvertently raised the landing gear. As the gear were locked down, they remained extended but after entering the taxiway, the crew increased power and the speed reached 135 km/h when an unloading of the landing gear and a decompression of the right hand main landing gear damper occurred. This caused the right main gear to collapse slowly. The airplane went out of control, veered to the right and came to rest out of the taxiway. All 20 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the crew who mistakenly raised the landing gear during the deceleration procedure and an excessive speed while taxiing.

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 near Shushenskoye

Date & Time: Jan 29, 1997 at 1320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-87552
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Norilsk – Podkamenaya Tunguska – Shushenskoye – Krasnoyarsk
MSN:
9 21 03 21
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
KI160
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Norilsk to Krasnoyarsk with intermediate stops in Podkamenaya Tunguska and Shushenskoye, carrying 23 passengers and 4 crew members on behalf of KrasAir (Krasnoyarskie Avialinii). While approaching Shushenskoye, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with a visibility limited to 400 metres due to snow falls. In such conditions, the crew lost his orientation and was unable to locate the destination airport. The captain decided to attempt an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in the taiga about 18 km from the airport. All 27 occupants were rescued, among them one passenger was slightly injured. The aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
The crew lost his orientation in bad weather conditions following navigation error and false calculation regarding the wind component. The lack of ATC assistance was considered as a contributing factor.