Plane crash of AN-26B Gyumri airport. 1993
Plane crash of AN-26B Gyumri airport. 1993

Plane crash of AN-26B airline Kuban Airlines at Gyumri airport

  • Date plane crash: 26.12.1993, the

  • Time of the crash: 20:57

  • Country of the crash: Armenia

  • Location of the crash: Airport Leninakan (Gyumri)

  • aircraft Brand: An-26B

  • Registration of aircraft: RA26141

  • Name of air carrier: Kuban airlines

Chronology of events:

After 4-5 seconds From the overflight of the BPRM pilot at an altitude of 10-20 m impulsive deviations "on itself" steering wheel created an overload in 1,2 units and reduced the speed of 4 from 5-1 m / s to 30 m / s, reducing the operating mode of the engines from 22 to 10 degrees On the RFB. This caused a decrease in the flight speed, which in 216 seconds. By the time of the fly-through of the end of the strip was 12 km / h. On the flight section to the end of the strip from the LPR, the right bank of 1 degrees was created, which decreased to 2-15 degrees by the time of flight of the end. The end of the strip is traversed at a height of 25-48 m almost in horizontal flight with a decrease in the further speed. The mode of operation of the engines after the passage of the end became larger to 6 degrees according to the URNT. Speed ​​still continued to decrease (although not so much). When flying over the strip, the angle of the pitch and the angle of attack of the aircraft became larger to 8-3 degrees, and the angle of the trajectory became smaller from 0 to 200 degrees. This shifted the viewing angle to a long distance and at visibility of 20 m caused the difficulty of visual detection of the band. Dispatcher in 56: 25: 800 gave the command "Dial 1000 meters". At the distance of 190 m from the input end of the strip at the speed of the flight 8 km / h the commander decided to go to the second lap, rejected sharply the rudder "on himself" by 20 degrees, set the takeoff mode to the engines and in 56: 28: 800 reported to the dispatcher "I dial 2 Meters. " The aircraft, increasing the angle of attack, began climbing at a vertical speed of 3-30 m / s. Due to a lack of traction, the flight speed was still decreasing. The flight, which had a climb, lasted about 38 seconds. During this time, the chassis was removed (the flaps were in the 95 position). With the flight speed, which continued to decrease, the plane was able to gain altitude of 165 m, where, with a decrease to 20 km / h, a stalling to the right wing took place with a large loss of altitude. The aircraft in 57: 01: 20 local time with a vertical speed of about 6 m / s, right bank of 150 degrees, flight speed of about 2990 km / h fell to the ground to the left of the strip at a distance of XNUMX m from the input end, collapsed completely and burnt. One passenger was seriously injured. The rest of the crew and passengers were killed.

The actual weather at the Gyumri airport was on 21: 00: 60 m high clouds 8 octanes, visibility 200 m, fog, temperature 0 ° С, quiet 

Plane crash of AN-26B Gyumri airport. 1993

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 36: 5 31 crew members and passengers. Total killed 35 people: crew 5, 30 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: a missed approach

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: An-26B

  • Aircraft ID: RA26141

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1983

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 12903

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Truck

  • Aviation Company: Kuban Airlines

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Russia

  • Flying from: Krasnodar (Pashkovsky)

  • Flying in: Leninakan (Gyumri)

  • Original item: Krasnodar (Pashkovsky)

  • A final point: Leninakan (Gyumri)

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC Aristarkhov