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Poltava oblast

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

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2019 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-43983
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G210-60
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in flames in a wooded area. Both occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was totally destroyed by fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24RV in Poltava

Date & Time: Apr 25, 1975
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-46476
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2 73 080 04
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Poltava Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to low clouds and local patches of fog. Unable to locate the runway, the captain decided to abandon the approach and initiated a go-around. Few minutes later, during a second attempt to land, while descending to a height of 50-60 meters, the airplane entered a patch of fog and visual contact with the ground was lost. Despite the situation, the pilot-in-command continued the approach until the airplane struck the ground and crashed 2,130 metres short of runway threshold. All 11 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Poor approach planning on part of the crew who failed to properly monitor the instruments during an approach completed in marginal weather conditions, and failure of the crew to discontinue the approach after visual contact was lost.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R near Poltava: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-25604
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1G61-30
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
During crop-spraying operations in the Poltava region, the intoxicated pilot performed unauthorized manoeuvres at low height over a village when he lost control of the aircraft that collided with a building and was completely destroyed. The pilot and the sole passenger (an aircraft mechanic) were killed.
Probable cause:
Intoxicated pilot.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-124 in Lihovka Zapolishki: 37 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 1970 at 1537 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-45012
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mineralnye Vody - Rostov-on-Don - Vilnius
MSN:
1 35 04 02
YOM:
1961
Flight number:
SU3630
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
32
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
37
Aircraft flight hours:
7504
Aircraft flight cycles:
6996
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Rostov-on-Don Airport at 1455LT and reached the assigned altitude of 8,400 meters at 1514LT. At this time, ATC instructed the crew to climb to 9,000 meters due to traffic ahead. The new altitude of 9,000 meters was reached two minutes later at 1516LT. While cruising in good weather conditions, the crew sent a brief message and mentioned the number '45' followed by a long pause. A second message was heard on the frequency with the number 'zero' then a third message with the pilot shouting the number '12'. Then the contact was definitely interrupted and the airplane entered a dive. During the descent, it reached the speed of 950 km/h and banked left to an angle of 75° before crashing in a cornfield located about 90 km from Dniepropetrovsk and 57 km from Krementchug. At impact, the airplane caused a huge crater and the accident was not survivable.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. Nevertheless, the following facts were reported:
- There was no in-flight collision,
- There was no in-flight fire prior to impact,
- No military operations were in place in that area at the time of the accident,
- Both engines were turning at idle at impact.

Crash of an Antonov AN-2M in Breusovka: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 1, 1968 at 1642 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-02332
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Breusovka – Olkhovatka
MSN:
7 014 20
YOM:
1967
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
699
Aircraft flight cycles:
2793
Circumstances:
The pilot made an unauthorized leg from Breusovka (Kozelshchina district of the Poltava region) to Olkhovatka during crop-spraying operations from Olkhovatka with 2 unauthorized passengers on board. The aircraft suffered engine problems shortly after takeoff as the fuel was contaminated with water. The heavily intoxicated pilot (3.8 ‰) attempted an emergency landing in a field when the aircraft came down hard and broke up. The pilot and a passenger were killed while a second passenger was seriously injured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure due to contaminated fuel. Intoxicated pilot.