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AN-26 - lost contact in Russia

Old 6th Jul 2021, 07:31
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AN-26 - lost contact in Russia

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.
https://www.rt.com/russia/528454-pla...ast-kamchatka/

22 passengers and six crew on board.
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 08:52
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Russian pilot says AN26 has one only problem - tail icing.
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 08:57
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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-ne...ec549d16b63f4f
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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
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 10:49
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https://www.nrk.no/urix/passasjerfly...and-1.15565950


EDIT: with the chrome browser right click to translate to English.
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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/155034...ppeared-radar/Quick Reply
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 14:34
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No IFR procedures. Has to be high risk.
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 16:05
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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
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 16:28
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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
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SIDs, STARs, NDB (11), and runway aligned RNP approaches available to both ends.
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 02:31
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Avoiding any speculation on causes from the 2012 AN-28 crash, but noted it is the same carrier, route and even flight number.
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A further clearer photo here: https://japantoday.com/category/worl...#39;s-far-east




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Old 8th Jul 2021, 08:28
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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 ?
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 11:59
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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?
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 14:27
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Jepp doesn't carry any procedures for the airport as of this date, at least not for UHPL.
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 15:27
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Russian AIP does.

Crash: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky AN26 near Palana on Jul 6th 2021, missing aircraft impacted edge of coast
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 17:37
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Must be for domestic use only.
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 22:06
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That’s a horrible approach.
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Old 9th Jul 2021, 07:40
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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.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 08:23
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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.
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