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Zaporizhia oblast

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

Date & Time: Jun 19, 1987 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-87826
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Odessa-Berdiansk
MSN:
9 24 18 24
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

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

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1976 at 1308 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-87638
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Zaporozhie - Zaporozhie
MSN:
9 14 19 19
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
5762
Aircraft flight cycles:
6627
Circumstances:
The crew departed Zaporozhie Airport at 1257LT on a local training flight. About 11 minutes later, while cruising at an altitude of 2,100 metres in marginal weather conditions, the crew informed ATC that he was losing height when the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a 25-30° nose down attitude and a 6° left bank in a field located 20 km northwest of Zaporozhie Airport and 1,400 metres from the Novogupalovka Station. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all five occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control due to insufficient speed while the crew was practicing stabilizer trim change. The aircraft stalled due to poor piloting techniques and a probable wrong interpretation of the indicator airspeed value.

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 in Zaporozhie

Date & Time: Jan 28, 1975
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-87825
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Zaporozhie - Ternopol
MSN:
9 24 17 24
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was cleared of snow prior to departure but as it was snowing continuously, the aircraft was again covered by snow between the moment it was deiced and the takeoff procedure. During the takeoff roll in poor weather conditions (snowfall and poor visibility), the pilot-in-command started the rotation. The aircraft lifted off and climbed for few meters when the left wing dropped, causing the left main gear to struck the runway surface. The airplane landed back and the crew decided to attempt an emergency braking procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran 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.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the aircraft was contaminated with snow during the takeoff procedure and that the stabs were positioned in a -5,9° angle instead of the prescribed -3,9°.

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

Date & Time: Dec 6, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
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:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-52002
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tbilisi - Rostov-on-Don - Zaporozhie
MSN:
018 602 111
YOM:
1957
Flight number:
SU2903
Country:
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.
Probable cause:
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:
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-46248
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lougansk-Dniepropetrovsk-Vinnitsa-Lvov
MSN:
77303206
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
SU826N
Country:
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.
Probable cause:
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).