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Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 in Berdyansk: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jun 19, 1987 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft: Yakovlev Yak-40 (29628)">
Registration:
CCCP-87826
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Odessa-Berdiansk
MSN:
9 24 18 24
YOM:
1972
Location: Berdyansk (17575)"> Zaporizhia Oblast (16557)">
Country: Ukraine (13273)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 in Zaporozhie: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1976 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft: Yakovlev Yak-40 (29628)">
Registration:
CCCP-87638
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Zaporojie-Zaporojie
MSN:
9 14 19 19
YOM:
1971
Country: Ukraine (13273)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
5762
Aircraft flight cycles:
6627

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 in Zaporozhie

Date & Time: Jan 28, 1975 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft: Yakovlev Yak-40 (29628)">
Registration:
CCCP-87825
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Zaporozhie - Ternopol
MSN:
9 24 17 24
YOM:
1972
Country: Ukraine (13273)">
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a flight from Zaporozhie to Ternopol when took off in poor weather (snowfall and poor visibility) without having been duly cleared from snow. Lifted off at low speed and banked to the left immediately so the left main gear touched the runway again. Crew decided to abort the take-off but aircraft overran runway and the left wing collided with the building of a meteorological post located 25 metres behind the runway threshold. All 3 crew and 14 passengers escaped unhurt.
Causes:
The aircraft was not correctly cleaned of snow prior of departure and the lift off was executed at a too low speed so aircraft stalled just after rotation.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Melitopol: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 6, 1971
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-12 (29623)">
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Location: Melitopol (22944)"> Zaporizhia Oblast (16557)">
Country: Ukraine (13273)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
During a formation flight in restricted visibility the pilot, thinking that he passed the leading aircraft, decreased the flying speed to 300 km/h. Simultaneously his plane entered a wake vortex from the leading An-12. The aircraft went out of control and crashed, killing all seven crew members.

Crash of an Avia 14P in Zaporozhie: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 4, 1970
Type of aircraft: Avia 14 (29854)">
Registration:
CCCP-52002
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tbilisi - Rostov-on-Don - Zaporozhie
MSN:
018 602 111
YOM:
1957
Flight number:
SU2903
Country: Ukraine (13273)">
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
30
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Aircraft flight hours:
21213
Aircraft flight cycles:
22259
Circumstances:
The descent to Zaporozhie Airport was initiated in marginal weather conditions but with a visibility estimated to 4 km, above the minima. On final approach, the airplane was not properly aligned on the glide and the captain failed to follow the instructions transmitted by ATC and the warnings from his navigator. Eventually, while at an altitude of 40 meters, he elected to make a go around, increased engine power and started a turn to the right but it was too late. The airplane struck the ground and crashed in a field located short of runway. A crew member and six passengers were killed while 28 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Causes:
The captain started the approach prematurely, causing the aircraft to descent below the glide at an insufficient altitude. He neglected several procedures, ATC instructions and other crew members warning until the airplane struck the ground and crashed. Poor flight crew coordination and communication was considered as a contributing factor. Weather conditions were marginal with limited visibility but above the minima.

Crash of an Antonov AN-24B in Preobrazhenka: 55 killed

Date & Time: Aug 3, 1969 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-24 (29625)">
Registration:
CCCP-46248
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lougansk-Dniepropetrovsk-Vinnitsa-Lvov
MSN:
77303206
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
SU826N
Country: Ukraine (13273)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
51
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
55
Aircraft flight hours:
4557
Aircraft flight cycles:
4789
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Dnepropetrovsk Airport at 1547LT and its crew was cleared to climb to the assigned altitude of 5,100 meters. At 1558LT, the crew reported at 3,600 meters still climbing. Shortly later, while flying at an altitude of 4,000 meters, the propeller blade n°2 separated from the left engine and struck the fuselage, severing elevator and aileron control cables. Control was lost and the airplane entered a dive until it struck the ground in a 45-50° nose down attitude and at a estimated speed of 500-550 km/h. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 55 occupants were killed.
Causes:
Loss of control in flight caused by the detachment of the propeller blade n°2 on left engine that severed control cables. The loss of the propeller blade was the consequence of fatigue fracture (corrosion).