MOSCOW, March 13 – RIA Novosti. Four people were killed in the crash of the An-26 plane in Alma-Ata, two more were hospitalized, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan told RIA Novosti.
Below is the background information about the An-26 disasters in the world in 2014-2021.
On March 13, 2021, an An-26 aircraft, presumably belonging to the Frontier Service of the National Security Committee (KNB) of Kazakhstan, crashed during the landing approach at the Almaty airport in Kazakhstan. There were six people on board. Four people were killed.
On September 25, 2020, near the city of Chuguev in the Kharkiv region (Ukraine), an An-26 plane crashed, which was performing a training flight with cadets on board. Onboard there were 27 people: seven crew members and 20 cadets. Twenty-five people died on the spot, two cadets managed to get out of the plane, but one of them received serious burns and died in the hospital.
On August 22, 2020, an An-26 aircraft of South West Aviation crashed in the southern part of South Sudan. The plane was heading from Juba to the settlements of Wau and Aweil. Seven of the eight people on board were killed.
On December 24, 2018, an An-26 plane crashed while landing at the airport in Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 60 servicemen were on board. About 40 of them were injured and taken to hospital.
On December 20, 2018, an An-26 transport aircraft of the GomAir airline crashed 40 kilometers from the Ndjili International Airport (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo). The aircraft was chartered by the National Independent Electoral Commission to transport equipment for the elections. On board were 23 people, including three pilots with Russian citizenship, the death of the pilots was confirmed by the Russian embassy.
On March 6, 2018, during the landing approach at the Khmeimim airfield (Syria), an An-26 transport aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Defense crashed. The aircraft hit the ground before reaching about five hundred meters to the runway. On board there were 33 passengers and six crew members. All those killed were Russian servicemen, including 27 officers, one of them with the rank of Major General, as well as warrant officers and contract soldiers.
On October 14, 2017, the An-26-100 aircraft of the Moldovan airline Valan International Cargo Charter, performing a flight to transport goods from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), crashed while landing. There were ten people on board, four were killed.
On May 30, 2017, in the Saratov region, an An-26 military transport aircraft fell to the ground from a height of 200 meters while landing at the airfield of the training airbase of the Krasnodar Higher Aviation School, one soldier was killed, five crew members were taken to a medical facility. The incident took place during a training flight. During a hard landing, the plane caught fire.
On April 29, 2017, an An-26 aircraft belonging to the revolutionary armed forces of Cuba crashed. The plane took off from Playa Baracoa airport in the municipality of Bauta and crashed into the ground in the area of Loma de la Pimiena, in the municipality of Candelaria in the province of Artemisa. The incident killed eight servicemen on board, including the crew.
On April 30, 2016, an An-26 plane of the Sudanese army crashed while landing at the airport. The entire crew, consisting of five people, was killed.
On March 9, 2016, an An-26 cargo plane operated by True Aviation crashed off the coast of Bangladesh near the city of Cox's Bazar. The aircraft fell into the sea. The plane was used to transport shrimp between Cox's Bazar and Jessore. Of the four crew members who were citizens of Ukraine, three were killed and one was injured.
On January 18, 2015, an An-26 aircraft of the Syrian Air Force crashed while landing at the Abu Dukhur airfield (Idlib province, Syria). 30 people on board were killed.
On December 28, 2014 on the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo an An-26 cargo plane of the Ukrainian airline “SIRIN” crashed. The plane was flying on the route Entebbe (Uganda) – Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo). As a result of the accident, six crew members died, of which five were citizens of Ukraine.
On February 21, 2014, an An-26 Libyan military transport aircraft en route to an airport in the suburbs of Tunisia crashed in the Grombalia region of Nabeul province. All 11 people on board the aircraft were killed.
The material was prepared on the basis of information from open sources