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Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in Lviv: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2019 at 0648 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CAH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vigo - Lviv
MSN:
8345604
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
UKL4050
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The four engine airplane departed Vigo Airport, Spain, at 2330LT on the evening of October 3. Following an uneventful flight, the crew initiated the descent to Lviv-Danylo Halytsky Airport when he encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility due to fog. On final approach to runway 31, the crew failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck the ground and crashed in bushes located about 1,500 meters short of runway threshold. Five crew members were killed while three others were injured. At the time of the accident, the horizontal visibility was about 800 meters in fog with a vertical visibility of 200 feet.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Lviv: 15 killed

Date & Time: May 3, 1985 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
101 red
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lvov-Moscou
MSN:
9506
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Aircraft flight hours:
1756
Aircraft flight cycles:
2346

Crash of a Tupolev TU-134 in Lviv: 79 killed

Date & Time: May 3, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-65856
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tallin-Lvov-Kichinev
MSN:
23253
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
72
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
79
Aircraft flight hours:
18548
Aircraft flight cycles:
12306

Crash of a Tupolev TU-124V in Vinniki: 17 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 1973 at 2208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-45044
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lviv - Kiev - Kuybyshev
MSN:
3351104
YOM:
1963
Flight number:
SU5398
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Aircraft flight hours:
13476
Aircraft flight cycles:
10942
Circumstances:
Following a night takeoff from Lviv-Snilow Airport, while climbing, the crew encountered a major technical failure on the left engine that caught fire. The airplane went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion in Vinniki, about 12 km east of the airfield. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 17 occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that a turbine blade located on the 1st stage of the high pressure turbine of the left engine broke off shortly after rotation, due to conception failure. Analyses revealed that the turbine blade that failed had not been the subject of a standard thermic treatment, which had the effect of reducing its resistance and its hardness that was lower than the requirements of the technical specifications. Investigators stated that the turbine blade failure caused a sudden loss of power of the left engine and several debris smashed in the turbine chamber, resulting in the rupture of a fuel line. Under pressure, the fuel leaked into the chamber and ignited while contacting various elements whose temperature was high. Under such circumstances, the flight crew was unable to maintain an adequate control of the aircraft.

Crash of an Antonov AN-10A in Lviv: 32 killed

Date & Time: Feb 26, 1960 at 1657 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-11180
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscow – Kiev – Lviv
MSN:
9 4 018 01
YOM:
30
Flight number:
SU315
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
32
Aircraft flight hours:
109
Circumstances:
On final approach to Lviv-Snilow Airport in icing conditions, at an altitude of 100 meters, the crew deployed the flaps at 45° when the aircraft stalled and crashed in a swampy area located short of runway threshold. A passenger was seriously injured while 32 other occupants were killed. Excessive ice accumulation on stabs caused the airplane to be unstable and to stall.
Probable cause:
Investigations were able to determine that the cause of the accident was an excessive deployment of flaps during an approach completed in icing conditions. The combination of icing conditions (excessive ice accumulation on stabs) and excessive flaps deployment caused the aircraft to stall. Following this accident, Antonov will provide an update of the flight manuals with a modification of the approach procedures, limiting the flaps deployment to an angle of 15° in icing conditions. Investigations conducted about this accident will be able to determine the cause of a similar accident that occurred at Lviv Airport on 16NOV1959, causing the crash of the same type of aircraft in identical conditions.

Crash of an Antonov AN-10 in Lviv: 40 killed

Date & Time: Nov 16, 1959 at 1906 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-11167
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Moscou – Kiev – Lvov
MSN:
9 4 014 02
YOM:
5
Flight number:
SU315
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
40
Aircraft flight hours:
277
Circumstances:
The approach to Lviv Airport was completed by night and icing conditions with limited visibility. On final, while at an altitude of 110 meters, when the flaps were downed to 45°, the airplane nosed down and crashed in a huge explosion in a field located 2,100 meters short of runway threshold. The airplane disintegrated on impact and all 40 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control in icing conditions when the flaps were downed to 45° on approach, apparently due to an excessive accumulation of ice on wings and stabs. The distance between the aircraft and the ground was insufficient to expect a recovery.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-14D in Lviv: 7 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 1957 at 0759 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-L1440
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lviv – Kiev – Moscow
MSN:
1470 015 12
YOM:
15
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Aircraft flight hours:
122
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the crew decided to start the flight under VFR in IMC conditions. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were as follow: overcast between 100 and 200 meters, mist and a visibility estimated between 2 and 4 km. The crew departed at 0750LT on a cargo flight to Moscow via Kiev but lost almost immediately his sens of orientation while cruising southbound at an altitude of 150 meters. The pilot-in-command elected to return when the aircraft crashed on a wooded hill located 7,5 km south of the airport. All seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control while flying under VFR in IMC conditions.