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6th Jul 2021, 07:31
Contact lost with an AN26 in Kamchatka Region. Flight was from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana. Some, but not all sources, reporting it has crashed in sea.

22 passengers and six crew on board.

6th Jul 2021, 08:52
Russian pilot says AN26 has one only problem - tail icing.

6th Jul 2021, 08:57
AP saying "The plane was on approach for landing when contact was lost about 10 kilometers (six miles) away from Palana’s airport." Source: https://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-world-news-europe-russia-88ef9fb9e3d3d86a24ec549d16b63f4f

6th Jul 2021, 10:31
According to nrk.no (I can't post URL's it seems) parts of the plane has been found, and authorities already say there are no survivors

Nil by mouth
6th Jul 2021, 10:49

EDIT: with the chrome browser right click to translate to English.

6th Jul 2021, 12:21
Not often I would cite The Sun, but still...

"Passenger plane crashes into cliff killing all 28 on board while landing in ‘poor conditions’"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15503480/russia-plane-disappeared-radar/Quick Reply (https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/641464-26-lost-contact-russia.html#qrcontent)

6th Jul 2021, 14:34
No IFR procedures. Has to be high risk.

6th Jul 2021, 16:05
According to the report of a similar accident SEP 2012 there is a NDB approach for rwy 11.

Crash: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky AN28 near Palana on Sep 12th 2012, missing aircraft impacted a slope (http://avherald.com/h?article=455c0bcf/0000&opt=0)

6th Jul 2021, 16:28
Aviation Herald now has picture and map of 2021 accident - hit top of cliff, some of aircraft then fell into ocean.

Crash: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky AN26 near Palana on Jul 6th 2021, missing aircraft impacted edge of coast (http://avherald.com/h?article=4e9e6ae8&opt=0)

6th Jul 2021, 20:17
SIDs, STARs, NDB (11), and runway aligned RNP approaches available to both ends.

7th Jul 2021, 02:31
Avoiding any speculation on causes from the 2012 AN-28 crash, but noted it is the same carrier, route and even flight number.

7th Jul 2021, 07:54
A further clearer photo here: https://japantoday.com/category/world/bodies-of-plane-crash-victims-found-in-russia's-far-east


8th Jul 2021, 08:28
Is this type of aircraft fitted with EGPWS ? Was it working ?

Does this operator have other EGPWS equipped aircraft ?

Does the national authority require EGPWS to be fitted ?

Jet Dragoneer
8th Jul 2021, 11:59
Did Russia not change its altimetry procedures late last year/early this year. If so, would this apparent CFIT be a potential result of QNH/QFE, Metres/ feet or HPa/mmHg confusion?

8th Jul 2021, 14:27

Jepp doesn't carry any procedures for the airport as of this date, at least not for UHPL.

8th Jul 2021, 15:27
Russian AIP does.

Crash: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky AN26 near Palana on Jul 6th 2021, missing aircraft impacted edge of coast (http://avherald.com/h?article=4e9e6ae8&opt=0)

8th Jul 2021, 17:37

Must be for domestic use only.

8th Jul 2021, 22:06
That’s a horrible approach.

ATC Watcher
9th Jul 2021, 07:40
Thanks for the link Gearlever. One can see that these recent maps ( April 2021) heights are in meters , and QNH/QFE in mmHg , so made for Russian aircraft. . In one comments below someone refers to an interview of the controller which wanted the crew to perform an approach over land due weather /visibility , but it was refused by the crew.
I doubt they had EGPWS on an old AN26 ( ex military) , but I know most old Russians aircraft do have a basic GPWS, someone in Russia can perhaps confirm or infirm that in this case.

11th Jul 2021, 08:23
I believe this AN26 was equipped with an equivalent of basic GPWS - called SSOS in Russian, it does the same job but not a database based like EGPWS. Rumours are they were shooting an approach knowingly below the minima and ignoring gpws warning.

15th Jul 2021, 13:22
New data from CAA: crash site elevation ~ 850 ft (260m), the impact occured on hdg ~140 with landing gear and flaps retracted, speed 340 km/h ~185 kt, voice recorder is still not discovered