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

Date & Time: Feb 20, 2020 at 1045 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40642
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Magadan – Seymchan
MSN:
1G213-49
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane, operated by T-Cement, was engaged in a charter flight from Magadan to Seymchan, carrying 12 pilots and 12 mining employees of the company and their 445 kilos of luggages and personal stuffs. After takeoff from the snowy runway 01, while climbing to a height of 40-50 meters, the aircraft started to lose height then banked left and descended until it impacted a snow covered field near the airport. All 14 occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Magadan

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2015 at 1119 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-26082
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Magadan – Mirnyy – Nizhnevartovsk
MSN:
11 705
YOM:
27
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3783
Captain / Total hours on type:
2240.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
11986
Copilot / Total hours on type:
94
Aircraft flight hours:
13698
Aircraft flight cycles:
6810
Circumstances:
During the take off run, at a speed of 250 km/h, the crew initiated the rotation when the aircraft failed to lift off. The captain decided to abandon the take off and started an emergency braking. The aircraft veered off runway to the right, went through a snow covered terrain, lost its nose and right main gear before coming to rest 490 meters further, with the right wing bent. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair while all eight occupants were unhurt.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred as result of the aircraft departing the side of the runway after the commander rejected takeoff after having been unable to use the elevator because of the yoke's locked position. The roll beyond the edge of the runway was likely caused by the flight engineer while attempting to operate the handle to release the flight controls lock while the aircraft was already accelerating for takeoff. The accident was thus caused by this combination of factors:
- violation of requirements by FCOM to ascertain the flight controls were free and usable before engine start,
- failure by the crew to execute the checklists to check elevator, rudder and ailerons were free to move before takeoff,
- flight crew receives insufficient practice in real flight to maintain skills acquired during simulator training in the management of the aircraft and its systems resulting in negative impact during emergency situations.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-12AP near Omsukchan: 11 killed

Date & Time: Aug 9, 2011 at 1532 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-11125
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Komsomolsk-on-Amur – Magadan – Keperveyem
MSN:
3 3 410 06
YOM:
1963
Flight number:
LN9209
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Captain / Total flying hours:
15297
Captain / Total hours on type:
6263.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3939
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3838
Aircraft flight hours:
18709
Aircraft flight cycles:
9172
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Komsomolsk-on-Amur Airport on a cargo service (flight LN9209) to Keperveyem with an intermediate stop in Magadan, carrying 17,43 tons of various goods, two passengers and a crew of nine. The aircraft departed Komsomolsk-on-Amur Airport at 1437LT. At 1520LT, while cruising at an altitude of 7,500 metres about 430 km northeast from his departure point, the crew informed ATC about a fuel leak on the engine n°1, requested a descent to 6,600 metres then the clearance to return to Komsomolsk-on-Amur. After the engine n°1 caught fire, the crew declared an emergency and started an emergency descent. Out of control, the aircraft crashed on the slope of a mountain located about 82 km southwest from Omsukchan. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and the debris were found a day later at an altitude of 1,006 metres. All 11 occupants were killed. This Antonov AN-12 was the oldest model still in commercial service in Russia.
Probable cause:
The probable causes of the crash were:
Following the inflight shut down of engine number one and feathering of the number one propeller the longitudinal (roll) control of the aircraft was lost due to load-bearing properties of the left wing and possible damage to the left hand aileron control wiring resulting in the aircraft's uncontrolled excessive roll to the left and subsequent impact with terrain. The fire started in the tail section of the #1 engine nacelle and spread forward and onto the wing. The fire was most likely fed by fuel leaking from a fuel line connection to the low pressure fuel pump at engine #1, the fuel most likely ignited due to contact with hot engine parts. Due to the disintegration of the aircraft and fire damage it was not possible to establish the location of fuel leaks and the cause with certainty. The inability of the fire suppression system to extinguish such a fire in its early stages as well as the lack of checklists/guidelines in the aircraft's flight manual for fuel leaks inside the engine nacelle contributed to the delay of more than 2 minutes to shut the engine down. The mountainous terrain underneath the aircraft, low level overcast cloud and lack of time due to continued fire did not permit the crew to select a proper site for an emergency landing.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-8 in Chaibukha: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1994 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-27209
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arsenyev - Khabarovsk - Chaibukha - Bukhta Provideniya
MSN:
0A3460
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
15611
Aircraft flight cycles:
5815
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Arsenyev to Bukhta Provideniya with intermediate stops in Khabarovsk and Chaibukha, carrying 15 passengers, 6 crew members and a load of six tons of fruits and vegetables. During the takeoff roll from Chaibukha Airport, following a misunderstanding by the crew, the pilot-in-command failed to initiate the rotation and takeoff. The aircraft rolled for about 2,250 metres, overran, went through a fence and came to rest in a swampy area. Four crew members and four passengers were killed while 13 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a poor flight preparation and wrong takeoff configuration on part of the crew. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The takeoff was rushed and the crew failed to follow the pre-takeoff checklist,
- The elevators were selected in an inappropriate angle during takeoff,
- The total weight of the aircraft was above MTOW,
- The crew did not have sufficient rest time,
- Due to fatigue, the crew performances were reduced,
- A certain level/degree of alcohol was found in the captain's blood,
- Poor crew coordination,
- Misunderstanding by the crew,
- The pilot-in-command failed to initiate the rotation,
- The crew failed to abandon the takeoff procedure while it was obviously compromised.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Omsukchan

Date & Time: Feb 1, 1994 at 1616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-47718
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Magadan - Omsukchan - Susuman - Magadan
MSN:
69900701
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
48
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
38294
Aircraft flight cycles:
29173
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, at a speed of 170 km/h, the aircraft deviated to the right and collided with a snow bank. It cartwheeled and came to rest. While all 53 occupants evacuated safely, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the runway surface was contaminated with snow and has not been cleared prior to takeoff. It was also reported that the runway lights and edge markings were not clearly visible due to snow.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 near Magadan: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 30, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-55607
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Evensk - Magadan
MSN:
1 126 473 19
YOM:
1959
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Magadan on a flight from Evensk, weather conditions deteriorated with low clouds and heavy snow falls. The crew decided to continue and due to strong winds, the aircraft deviated from the prescribed route. While flying in clouds at an altitude of 885 metres, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near the Cheka River mouth, about 60 km northeast of Magadan. Four occupants were injured and the captain was killed.
Probable cause:
The crew decided to continue under VFR mode in IMC conditions. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to low clouds and heavy snow falls. The crew failed to return and did not realize his was off course by 26 km due to limited visibility.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP in Magadan

Date & Time: Sep 27, 1991
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-67538
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
85 15 05
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, one of the pilot mistakenly raised the landing gear. The aircraft sank on its belly and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. There were no casualties while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Premature gear retraction during takeoff. Poor crew coordination.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 near Spafaryev Island: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
52 blue
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Magadan-56 Airport on a mission for the KGB and Border Guards. It crashed in unknown circumstances near the Spafaryev Island. All seven crew members were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Chigichinakh

Date & Time: Jul 7, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-33142
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1 143 473 09
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, the single engine aircraft landed hard and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2T near Magadan

Date & Time: Oct 20, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-35369
Flight Phase:
Site:
MSN:
1 130 473 18
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While flying in clouds, the aircraft struck the slope of a rocky mountain and crashed. The occupant's fate remains unknown.
Probable cause:
The crew continued the flight below the minimum prescribed altitude.