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

Date & Time: Jun 19, 2015 at 1653 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40646
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kodinsk - Kezhma
MSN:
1G213-53
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
12732
Captain / Total hours on type:
5074.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4747
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3538
Aircraft flight hours:
5824
Aircraft flight cycles:
9346
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Kodinsk at 1400LT on a survey flight, carrying five fire bombers and four crew members (two pilots and two observers). About two hours into the flight, the occupant spotted a fire. All five fire bombers were dropped with their materials in two groups. Then the crew increased engine power and continued at an altitude of about 150-200 metres. The engine oil temperature started to increase and reached 150°. Five minutes later, the engine failed. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft impacted 20 metres tall trees, stalled and crashed in a wooded area. The wreckage was found south of Kezhma, some 126 km east of Kodinsk. All four occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The accident with An-2 RA-40646 aircraft occurred during the emergency landing on a forest. The landing was due to inadvertent in-flight engine shutdown caused by destruction of bronze filling of hub 62.06.02 of master rod big end of crank mechanism. Most probably the destruction of hub bronze filling was caused by manufactured flaw consisting in a lack of bronze adhesion with steel base on the part of a surface.
Final Report:

Crash of a Antonov AN-2 in Tayozhny: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 26, 2013 at 2015 LT
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:
Following an illegal flight from Yerbogachon (Irkutsk region), the crew started a night approach to Tayozhny (Boguchany district of the Krasnoyarsk region) Airfield. In poor visibility due to the night, the crew was unable to establish a visual contact with the abandoned airstrip. Two approaches were abandoned. During a third attempt, the single engine airplane impacted trees and crashed in a wooded area located 35 metres short of runway, bursting into flames. Both pilots were killed and both passengers were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
According to investigations, the aircraft did not have any CofA or registration certification, and it was unknown to the Russian registry. It is believed that the flight was illegal as the crew was attempting to land on an abandoned airfield and therefore not equipped for night operations.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV 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:
4 73 100 03
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
KTK9357
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
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:
The aircraft departed Krasnoyarsk on a night schedule flight to Igarka, carrying 11 passengers and 4 crew members. On approach to Igarka Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with a visibility below minimums due to fog. On final, the pilot-in-command was unable to establish a visual contact with the ground but continued the approach. The aircraft descended below the glide, collided with trees and crashed 477 metres short of runway 12 and 234 metres to the right of its extended centerline, bursting into flames. All 11 passengers were killed while all four crew members survived. The following day, the stewardess died from her injuries.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew descended in IMC conditions below the glide without visual contact with the ground. The following contributing factors were identified:
- The failure of the crew to initiate a go-around procedure,
- Incorrect weather forecast with regards to cloud ceiling, visibility and severe weather (fog),
- Inaccurate information about the actual weather on the glide path at the Middle Marker with course 117°, radioed to the crew 40 minutes before the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Osinovy Mys

Date & Time: Aug 29, 2008
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-68126
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G195-31
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While performing an aerial photography mission, the engine failed. The crew attempted an emergency landing and reduced his altitude when the aircraft collided with trees and crashed in a field, coming to rest upside down. The wreckage was found a day later about 50 km from Osinovy Mys. All four occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

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.