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Saratov Airlines Plane Diverts to Russia after Bird Strike

Saratov Airlines flight 6W-5806 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Saratov Tsentralny Airport, Russia, on July 21st.

The Antonov AN-148-100 flying from Penza to Sochi in Russia, had to divert due to bird strike.

The plane landed safely.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

Angara Airlines Plane Returns to Russia due to Open Cargo Door Indication

AngaraAngara Airlines flight IK-755 had to return and make an emergency landing at International Airport Irkutsk, Russia, on September 1st.

The Antonov AN-14 en-route to Novosibirsk, Russia, had to return after the crew received the signal of its forward cargo hold’s open door.

The plane landed safely.

All the 60 passengers and 4 crew members remained safe.

SilkWay Cargo Flight Crashes at Airport killing 2 of 9 aboard.

A SilkWay Airlines cargo flight crashed while departing from Dwyer Airport in Afghanistan. There were no passengers, and the crew consisted of five Azerbaijani, three Ukranians, and a Uzbek captain. Two of nine people did not survive the crash, although reports don’t yet say which two. The accident occurred at 6:30 PM on May 18. The plane had been chartered from Silkway Airlines to deliver goods in Afghanistan. The accident is under investigation.

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Cargo Plane Crashes into Bay of Bengal; 3 Dead, 1 Injured

A Russian cargo plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, on March 9th.

The Antonov An-26 plane, belonging to True Aviation cargo service, was transporting shrimp from Cox’s Bazar airport to Jessore district, Bangladesh, when it went down. According to airport manager Sadhan Kumar, “Before the crash the pilot sent us a message saying one of the two engines of the plane went out of order… We prepared the airport for its emergency landing but the aircraft could not make its way back here.”

There were four Ukrainian crew members aboard at the time; three of them were killed in the crash while fourth one was injured.

The crash is under investigation.

Update on South Sudan Crash that Killed 40 on the Banks of the White Nile.


On Wednesday November 4, an Antonov 12 cargo plane leased from Asia Airways (registered EY-406) impacting terrain in the South Sudan. The flight was en route from Juba Airport, South Sudan to Paloich Airport, South Sudan. Three people survived the crash. There were forty fatalities, many of which were on the ground. However, this was a cargo flight, not supposed to have passengers, and the number of passengers may have been more than reported according to officials. The recorded number of those aboard, five crew, and seven passengers, has not been verified.

The accident occurred just after the cargo flight had taken off from runway 13 at Juba Airport. It impacted near the White Nile river. The site has been secured, and the bodies are being recovered. Plans are underway to recover the black boxes.

The crew was made up of five Armenians and one Russian. Six passengers were South Sudanese. There may have been one additional foreign passenger, but that information is unclear.


Read more on South Sudan Crash

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6 Killed in Kazakhstan Plane Crash; 1 Survived

An Antonov An-2 plane, belonging to Kazakhmys copper company, crashed in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan, at around 15:40 local time, on January 20.

The accident happened when the plane was en-route to Shatyrkol copper mine from Karaganda region.

There were 3 crew members and 4 company employees aboard at the time of crash. Authorities confirmed that only a woman survived.

The cause of crash is under investigation.

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Sri Lankan Air Force Plane Crashed in Hokandara; 4 Dead, 1 Injured

FireA Sri Lankan Air Force plane crashed in Hokandara, at around 6:15 a.m. on December 12.

The Antonov-32 aircraft was heading from Bandaranaike International Airport to Ratmalana airport when it crashed into a rubber estate in Wanaguru Mawatha.

Atleast 4 people were killed in the accident while another was shifted to Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital with burn injuries. Authorities said he was later transferred to the General Hospital considering the seriousness of his injuries.

Air force spokesperson Wing Commander Gihan seneviratne confirmed the accident saying that in his last communication with the control tower, the pilot reported that the airstrip was not visible due to bad weather.

The accident remains under investigation.

Plane Carrying European Satellite Lands in Emergency in Ulyanovsk

RuslanA Russian transport plane had to make an emergency landing in Ulyanovsk, Russia, on October 28.

The An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft, owned by Volga-Dnieper Airlines, was transporting a European communications satellite Astra 2G from Moscow, Russia, to Baikonur, Kazakhstan, when the crew noticed an increase in temperature of its 4th engine. The engine was then shut off and the plane was diverted for emergency landing, after consultation with the client.

The plane landed uneventfully and was taken for maintenance. The company confirmed that many parts of the engine were replaced.

The Astra 2G satellite is scheduled to be launched from the Baikonur space center by a Proton-M carrier rocket, in the end of November. The satellite will provide communication services to various countries in Asia, Europe and Central Africa.

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7 killed as Ukrainian Cargo Plane Crashed in Algeria

A Russian-built Antonov An-12 Ukrainian cargo plane crashed near Algeria’s Tamanrasset airport, at 2:40 a.m. local time, just 3 minutes after takeoff on the morning of August 30.

The plane, carrying 7 people, was transporting oil equipment from Glasgow, Scotland, to Equatorial Guinea and had a layover at Tamanrasset.

Algerian transportation ministry confirmed that no one aboard the plane survived the crashed. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Rescuers responded at the crash site in the mountainous southeastern Algeria, about 15 kilometers south of the airport, immediately after the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security of Laos Dies in Plane Crash

Laos plane crashA plane carrying the Deputy Prime Minister of Laos, along with several other high profile officials, crashed in Pek district, Xieng Khouang province, around 500 kilometres away from the capital city Vientiane.

The accident happened on the morning of May 17 when the plane was taking 20 people to Xieng Khouang to attend a military ceremony being held to celebrate 55th anniversary of one of the military divisions of Laos.

According to the Thai Defense Ministry’s permanent secretary, Nipat Thonglek, General Douangchay Phichit, who is the Deputy PM, and Thongbane Sengaphone the minister of public security, have been confirmed dead in the accident. Other deceased include the Governor of Vientaine, Sukan Mahalad and two other high ranked officials.

The Ukrainian-made Antonov AN-74TK-300 aircraft was operated by the National Air force and was used for the movement of VIPs in Laos.

The cause of crash is not known at the moment.

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Military Air Ambulance Crashes

On Friday Feb 21, 2014, a Libyan military Antonov 26 transport #5A-DOW crashed in Tunisia killing 11 including two injured civilians, three escorts and five crew and one doctor.

A fire broke out on the helicopter. No report has been provided to indicate if the fire was before or after the air ambulance’s ground impact.

The vehicle was en route to Tunis-Carthage Airport and apparently crashed on approach.

Russian Cargo Crash

Six crew and three passengers died in the crash of a fifty year old An-12 on the outskirts of Irkutsk Russia at the Irkutsk plant airfield. All nine aboard died on impact. A fuel fire ensued but was under control by emergency responders.

So far six remains have been recovered but not the black boxes. The military crew was flying plane parts from Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association (NAPO)) to Irkutsk-2 airport, when it hit a warehouse. There were no injuries reported in the warehouse.

Officials said:

“The An-12 came in for landing at low altitude and grazed military depot buildings 10 kilometers away from the landing strip, after which it crashed.”

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Antonov Emergency Landing

On August 23, 2013, a Rossiya Airlines Antonov An-148-100 was damaged on take off.

In St. Petersburg, the pilots safely landed the plane after circling for forty minutes. 75 passengers and four crew were aboard.

After the pilots took off from Mineral Waters, plane debris was found on the runway.The difficultly landing was due to a flat tire on one of the six wheels.n A nose gear tire.

Emergency services responded.

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Kazan Emergency Landing

On August 3, 2013, early in the morning, a UTair Express Antonov An-24 with 28 aboard en route from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan ran off the runway on landing in Kazan.

There were no injuries.

The plane was towed off the runway.

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Plane Fails Takeoff in Congo. Propellors fly off the plane

On a United Nations MONUSCO flight departing Lubumbashi for Kalemie/Goma, during takeoff, a propellor flew off the plane. THe plane veered off the runway, damaging the undercarrage on non-paved ground.

A Radio Okapi report said:
Un avion de la Monusco a raté son décollage ce lundi 29 juillet matin à l’aéroport de la Lwano à Lubumbashi. Tous les passagers et membres d’équipage sont sains et saufs.
Selon des sources aéronautiques de la Monusco, cette situation a été causée par une panne technique. Les hélices se sont détachées et le moteur endommagé. Cet appareil de type Antonov était encore immobilisé dans la soirée à 200 mètres de la piste.

A MONUSCO plane missed take-off Monday morning at July 29 at the Lubumbashi Lwano Airport. All passengers and crew are safe.

According to aviation sources MONUSCO, this situation was caused by a technical failure. The propellers and the engine were damaged. This Antonov plane is still stuck 200 meters from the runway.

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Antonov Crashes in Nekrasovka

At 11:10 local time on June 28, an Antonov AN-2 with 9 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kabarovsk in a forested area near the village of Nekrasovka.

Five people were injured, one in critical condition.

THere were two crew members and seven passengers.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines taxi-strike in Russia

On Feb 26, 2013, a Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124 with sixteen aboard arriving from Ulyanovsk at Kaan International Airport was taxiing when its left wing struck a parked Tulpar Air Yakolev 42. You can see the damage it left.

The damaged UTAir, lsf Tulpar Air is a Yakovlev Yak-42D that was unmanned and parked at the time of the incident.

According to preliminary data, the culprit is the commander of the aircraft AN-124. The pilot apparently miscalculated the radius of the turn.

8 of the sixteen aboard were crew. No injuries were reported.

News reports say the pilot will be tested for alcohol.

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Plane Lands in Donetsk Fog and Fire, Four Fatalities

photographer Alexander Shulik
On Feb 13, 2013, a South Airlines An-23 en route from Odessa to Donetsk landed short of the runway in heavy fog, flipped over and caught fire.

There were thirty-nine survivors who managed to evacuate. Four people were confirmed dead. About a dozen people were injured.

There were forty-five passengers and crew. The flight had been chartered for soccer fans going to the UEFA Champions League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund. The flight manifest has not yet been released.

Update: According to one source, the An-24RV was built in 1973. In 2009, it had 50,100 hours. Passengers were fans, including men and women and one boy; 36 passengers and 8 crew though these makeup of numbers vary according to the source. Another source says 4 crew.

The gears reportedly broke into three on touchdown on soft ground.

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Antonov Emergency Landing in Mirny

On Feb 05, 2013, an Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Antonov An-38-100 with 27 aboard was en route from Mirny Airport to Nakyn field when the luggage hatch opened.

The flight ended eighteen minutes after it started when pilots made an emergency landing.

Hockey Team not injured in Mordovia Mishap

On January 9, 2013 at t 01 h 10 min, a Mordovia Airlines Antonov 24rv#RA 46640 landing at Saransk Airport, Mordovia Russia skidded off the runway.

The flight was from Krasnodar to Kazan, with a fuel stopover in Saransk airport.

The plane was carrying a flight crew and the “Ariada – Akpars” hockey team. Five crew and twenty-nine passengers were aboard. There were no injuries reported. Passengers were provided an alternative flight for the remainder of their trip.

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Aviatrans Emergency Landing in Chelyabinsk after engine failure

On December 26, 2012, an Atran-Aviatrans Antonov 12BP en route from Chelyabinsk to Vorkuta with eight crew aboard made an emergency landing in Chelyabinsk after an engine failed.

Pilots landed safely 15 minutes after take-off due to a malfunction of the fourth engine.

The plane is undergoing inspection. No injuries were reported and no damage to the plane during landing.

Antonov Ferry Flight Down After Electrics Fail

On December 26, 2012, an Antonov 2 TP made a hard landing in Sörmland Swedon while on a ferry flight to Arizona.

THe plane suffered an electrical failure with all electrical instruments going down, forcing an emergency landing.

The pilot Cody Purdon secured a landing in a field with no damage to the plane or those aboard. Halfbrother Peter Purdon explained they had flown to Sweden to buy the plane and were flying it home to Arizona; and they will have to reassess their schedule, based on how repairs go.

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Kazakhstan Border Guards Antonov 72 transport Plane Crashed

On December 25, 2012, a Kazakhstan Border Guards Antonov 72 transport plane crashed 12 1/2 miles from Shymkent Airport, Kazakhstan. All 20 passengers and seven crew died in the crash.

The airplane was operated by the Kazakhstan Border Guards. Among those killed was acting director of National Security Committee’s Border Guard Service, Colonel Turganbek Stambekov. Weather at Shymkent was poor with heavy snowfall and limited visibility.

Official Press Release
As previously reported, on December 25 of the current year in 18 hours and 55 minutes on the approach to Shymkent crashed military transport aircraft Border Patrol KNB.

All on board, 27 people, including seven crew members died.

Among the dead, Border Patrol Director Colonel Stambekov TM and his accompanying group of officers from the central office of the Service, as well as soldiers of the Regional Management “On ?t?st?k” on December 25 of the current year in Astana to attend the meeting of the Military Council of the Border Guard Service.

Border Patrol Leaders directed in Shymkent for the military council to the regional “On ?t?st?k” to sum ??up the past year.

Now that crashed runs interdepartmental commission to investigate aviation incidents.

In Shymkent flew the KNB N.Abykaev.

Death toll:

Crew commander – Major Nurakhmetov Marat Tursunovich

Navigator – Major Oleg Golubev

Senior mechanic – Captain Usenov Marat Erkenovich

Assistant Commander – Lieutenant Lukpanov Aslan

Senior mechanic – Ensign Vologzhanin Alexander P.

Senior mechanic – Sgt Cape Renat Kanapiyanovich

Flight attendant – Sgt Dolanbaeva Gulnur Zhunisovna

Director PS KNB colonel Stambekov Turganbek Muhametkalievich

The Acting Chief of the SS colonel Nurlashev Yergali Nurgazinovich

Acting Head of Regional Management “On ? t Y Article I to” Colonel Pavel Dotsenko

Deputy Head of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On ? t Y Article I to” Colonel Bazarbaev Kairat Kulkeshevich

Head of SS Colonel Kabdylgazezov Kanatbek Toktarbekovich

Head of the SS colonel Makhaev Erlan Meyrambekovich

Senior Consultant SS Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Dmitriev Igorevich

Chief of Staff of the Department of Border Control “Lenger” Colonel Valeriy Kusch

Commander of the engineer battalion colonel Kozhakhmetov Baurzhan Zarkumovich

Head of Border Control “Merck” Major Ibrayev Diamond Shaymuhambetovich

The commandant of the commandant Colonel SS and ensure Dosybekov Saulebay Satybaldievich

The chiefs of border troops of Uzbekistan “On ? t Y i to Art”:

Rahman Colonel Vyacheslav

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander A. Rahman

Colonel Mukhamadiev Kairat Ahmetkalievich

Colonel Shukanov Amanbek Perdeshbekovich

Colonel Aytmanbetov Aswan Bakbergenovich

Servicemen Republic “About ? t Y i to Art”:

Lt. Filipkov Anatoliy O.

Sergeant Konakbay Maksat Zhumabayuly

Sergeant Vyazikov Pavel K.

Stambekova Saul Aytmuhanbekovna

Military transport aircraft AN-72, was released in December 1990. In 2012, it went to the Resource Recovery repair plant “KB Antonov” in the Ukraine.

The aircraft crew consisted of experienced military pilots and specialists.

Sudan Hard Landing

What: Ultimate Air Antonov AN-26B-100 en route from Entebbe to Yida
Where: Yida
When: November 14, 2012
Who: crew
Why: On landing the Antonov AN-26B cargo plane in the Sudan, pilots skidded off the runway.

The left main gear collapsed just short of a Yida refugee settlement.

The plane was carrying medical supplies.

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