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Stavropol Krai

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Pelagiada

Date & Time: Apr 1, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-1272G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
401-0112
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Stavropol Airport, the pilot informed ATC about an engine failure and elected to return. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane belly landed in an open field located in Pelagiada, about 10 km northwest of the airport, slid for dozen meters and came to rest. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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

Date & Time: May 18, 2015 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-56528
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kevsala – Gribnoi
MSN:
1G183-28
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was completing a cargo flight from Kevsala (Ipatovo district of the Stavropol region) to Gribnoi, in the Novopavlovsk district, with a load of four oil drums on board. En route, while approaching Sanamer, he was forced to attempt an emergency landing after the engine failed. On touchdown, the aircraft hit a fence, crushed some trees and came to rest against the wall of a church. The pilot was seriously injured and the aircraft was written off. At the time of the accident, the pilot did not have a current licence and was intoxicated.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Chernolesskoye: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 15, 2013 at 1033 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-31403
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chernolesskoye - Chernolesskoye
MSN:
1G197-26
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
8523
Aircraft flight cycles:
34391
Circumstances:
Pilot, sole on board, was performing a crop spraying flight on behalf of the 'Svoboda' Agricultural Cooperation. While flying at low altitude, single engine aircraft hit power cables and crashed in flames in an open field 99 meters further. The pilot was killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Pilot was probably tired at the time of the accident and his capabilities were certainly reduced.

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

Date & Time: May 17, 2011 at 1915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-68122
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sofiyevka - Sofiyevka
MSN:
1G195-27
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8000
Circumstances:
Pilot was performing a crop spraying flight when the engine lost power. He tried to make an emergency landing in a field two kilometers from Sofiyevka, in the Ipatovsk district of the Stavropol region. On touch down, aircraft went upside down and caught fire. Pilot escaped uninjured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire. The wreck was evacuated and disposed away before the arrival of the accident investigation commission. Therefore, it was not possible to the MAK to determine the cause of the engine failure. As the pilot did not have any valid licence for this kind of aircraft, this PZL-Mielec AN-2R built on 11FEB1982 did not have a valid Certificate of Airworthiness. It had a double registration: FLA-34906 and RA-68122 which was the official one present in the Russian Civil Aviation register.
Probable cause:
Engine failure in flight for undetermined reasons.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Novoternovskiy: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2008 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-68068
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1G193-38
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
In the early morning, the crew took off with this aircraft that was not airworthy for a survey mission (fire fighting). The crew did not file any flight plan and continued the mission without any contact with ATC. Approaching Novoternovskiy, weather conditions worsened and the horizontal visibility dropped to 10 metres due to thick fog. The crew reduced his altitude to 5 metres in an attempt to establish a visual contact with the ground when the pilot saw a the structure of an irrigation complex. At a height of 5 metres, he made a steep turn to the left at an angle of 45° to avoid the collision when the aircraft plunged to the earth and crashed in a field, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the result of the combination of the following factors:
- The pilots decided to carry out the mission without filing any flight plan, without authorization from ATC and without information related to the weather conditions,
- The aircraft was operated with documents which were not up to date although its certificate of airworthiness had expired since October 2000 and it was no longer on the Russian Federation Civil Aircraft Registry,
- The pilot-in-command was not authorized to fly as a captain and was flying for the first time following a long haul period.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Tersky: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2006 at 2019 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RF-00451
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tersky - Tersky
MSN:
1G218-05
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Around 2000LT, the pilot departed Tersky on an unauthorized local flight with four passengers. While cruising at a height of about 50 metres, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located one km from the departure point. A female passenger was seriously injured while four other occupants were killed. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The pilot failed to prepare the flight according to procedures and did not follow the pre-takeoff checklist. As a result, he departed Tersky with the flaps and ailerons stilled locked.

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

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2001 at 1131 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-40997
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Novoaleksandrovsk - Novoaleksandrovsk
MSN:
1G217-37
YOM:
1986
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a crop spraying mission in Novoaleksandrovsk. Shortly after takeoff, while at a height of about 50 metres, the crew raised the flaps when the engine failed. The crew elected to restart the engine but without success. In such situation, the captain attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field and eventually collided with trees. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The engine failed because the fuel used by the operator was not approved nor suitable for such engine.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Tomuzlovskoye: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 2000 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-33443
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tomuzlovskoye - Tomuzlovskoye
MSN:
1G227-53
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Tomuzlovskoye, while climbing to a height of about 20-30 metres, the aircraft stalled from the tail. It rolled to the left then stalled and crashed, bursting into flames. All three occupants, two pilots and one mechanic, were killed.
Probable cause:
The aircraft stalled following a super critical angle of attack during initial climb for unknown reasons, possibly following interferences in the aircraft control.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T in Yelizavetinskoye

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
RA-02829
Flight Phase:
MSN:
1G73-07
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
5131
Aircraft flight cycles:
14126
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Occupant's fate unknown.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Gorkaya Balka: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1996 at 0600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-84744
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Gorkaya Balka - Gorkaya Balka
MSN:
1G202-02
YOM:
1983
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
5619
Aircraft flight cycles:
28240
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a spraying mission near the village of Gorkaya Balka, about 10 km northeast of Zelenokumsk, Stavropol krai. While cruising at low height, the aircraft collided with high voltage power line and crashed in a field, bursting into flames. Both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the captain suffered a renal colic and was distracted from piloting.