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EgyptAir flight MS804 was likely caused by a cigarette in the cockpit

Flight MS 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 was a regularly scheduled international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport.

On May 19, 2016 at 02:33 Egypt Standard Time (UTC+2), the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board.

According to CBS News,

“According to a 134-page document seen by Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera and sent to the Paris court of appeal in March, a fire on board was likely to have been caused by the conjunction of two factors.

These were a leak from the co-pilot’s oxygen mask and the combustion of a cigarette smoked by the pilot or co-pilot.”

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Airbus A320-232 SU-GCC (msn 2088) (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 932992.

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Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise Antonov An-26 with 28 people crashes in Kamchatka, Siberia

Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise was operating a flight today with 22 passengers and six crew members from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (below) to Palana in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia.

At first. the Antonov An-26B-100 (RA-26085) went missing.

According to the Associated Press:

“Wreckage from a plane that went missing Tuesday in Russia’s Far East region of Kamchatka was found around five kilometers (three miles) away from a runway at an airport on the coast where it was supposed to land, officials said.

An Antonov An-26 plane with 22 passengers and six crew members, flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana on the Okhotsk Sea coast, missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar as it was on approach for landing.”

More from the BBC: Dozens missing on plane in Russian Far East Kamchatka peninsula – BBC News

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 VT-AXH overruns the runway at Calicut, India

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 registered as VT-AXH (below), operating flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode, India with 191 crew and passengers on board, overran the runway on landing at Calicut International Airport also known as Karipur Airport, Kozhikikode, in Kerala today (August 7). The aircraft skidded off the end of the runway and went into a 30′ ditch and and broke up and is destroyed. Rescue operations are continuing.

Previously it was raining hard in Kerala.

Flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode, India with 191 on board, overran the runway on landing at Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport, Kozhikikode, Kerala) on August 7, 2020 (WO)


Above Copyright Photo: Air India Express Boeing 737-8HG WL VT-AXH (msn 36323) (India Gate-New Delhi) DXB (Jay Selman). Image: 404054.

At least 18 people have died in the crash.

Right side of crashed VT-AXH (Gateway of India)

Above Copyright Photo: Air India Express Boeing 737-8HG WL VT-AXH (msn 36323) (Gateway of India-Mumbai) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 950869.

Air India Express operates a fleet of 25 Boeing 737- 800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft.

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PIA’s flight PK8303 crashes on approach in Karachi Pakistan

Flight PK8303 Lahore-Karachi crashed on approach to Karachi on May 22, 2020

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-214 AP-BLD (msn 2274) (above) operating flight PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi with 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed today (May 22) on approach to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The aircraft crashed into a residential area.

The airliner had previously aborted the initial approach due to problems with the landing gear and was performing a go-around when the aircraft crashed.

There are reportedly survivors who were taken to local hospitals.

Top Copyright Photo: PIA-Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320-214 AP-BLD (msn 2274) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 934161.

African Express Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia is shot down in Somalia, 6 killed

African Express Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia (5Y-AXO), operating a domestic flight on May 4 between Mogadishu and Baidoa, Somalia was shot down, allegedly by a rocket. The aircraft came down near Bardale.

Photo: Alan Wilson.

Chartered by NGO, the aircraft was transporting medical supplies. All 6 people on board were killed

African Express Airways was established in 1986. Based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, African Express Airways is the largest privately owned airline in East Africa.

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Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-IZK overruns the runway at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Istanbul

Flight 2193 on February 5, 2020, overran the runway on landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen. The fuselage broke into three sections. Three were killed and 179 injured.

Pegasus Airlines flight PC 2193, operated with Boeing 737-800 TC-IZK (above) on February 5, 2020 overran the runway on landing at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Istanbul. The fuselage broke into three segments and one engine caught fire. The aircraft is destroyed.

Reportedly one passenger has died and 150 were hurt.

The airline issued this short statement:

Pegasus Airlines flight PC2193, on a TC-IZK registered aircraft, flying from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport today (February 5, 2020), experienced a runway excursion after landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. There have been no fatalities, and our injured passengers have been taken to hospital.

We will continue to provide further information with regards to the incident.

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Top Copyright Photo: Pegasus Airlines (flypgs.com) Boeing 737-86J WL TC-IZK (msn 37742) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 948996.

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CBS: U.S. intelligence reports U.S. satellites detected two surface-to-air missiles were fired before the UIA 737-800 exploded

From CBS News:

“U.S. intelligence picked up signals of a radar being turned on, sources told CBS News. U.S. satellites also detected two surface-to-air missile launches, which happened shortly before the plane exploded.”

From CNN:

“The US increasingly believes that Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner on Tuesday, according to multiple US officials. The working theory is based on continuing analysis of data from satellites, radar and electronic data collected routinely by US military and intelligence.

The flight was downed following Iranian strikes on US forces in Iraq.

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization head, Ali Abedzadeh, said it would not hand the flight data recorders to Boeing or the United States after they were found on Wednesday.”

From New York Times: New video of possible missile striking the doomed airliner.

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Reuters: Western intelligence agencies see no signs Ukraine airliner was shot down

Crashed January 8, 2020 on takeoff on flight PS752 from IKA to KBP,  176 killed

From Reuters:

“The initial assessment of Western intelligence agencies is that a Ukrainian airliner which crashed in Iran on Wednesday was not brought down by a missile, said a Canadian security source.

The source, who declined to be identified, said the agencies believed the Boeing (BA.N) 737 plane had suffered a technical malfunction. The Ukraine International Airline jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board.”

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Also from Reuters:

“A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran, killing all 176 on board, according to an initial report by Iranian investigators.”

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A counter report that investigators are considering the possibility that a missile brought down the aircraft.

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Ukraine International Airlines issued this second statement:

The day of January 8, 2020, is marked with black for the time being.

Despite the airline’s employees have repeatedly undergone special training, we could never grow emotionally and psychologically strong enough to face up to such a tragedy.

Today, all our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers and crew of PS752 Tehran – Kyiv flight.

We express profound sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. We share your pain, we mourn together with you, and we remember everyone whose life was taken away in the sky of Iran.

We’ll make every effort to find out the cause of the tragedy and the families of the passengers and crew get all the help and support they need.

The airline has also suspended flights to and from Tehran:

Due to the situation in the region, UIA announces the suspension of its scheduled flights between Kyiv and Tehran, effective 08 January, 2020, until further notice.

The decision made by the management of the UIA and confirmed as a prohibition issued by State Aviation Administration of Ukraine for flights in Iran’s airspace for all Ukrainian registration aircraft.

Passengers will be rerouted, where possible, or offered a refund for unused flights. Passengers are advised to contact the place of ticket purchase.

Information on the crew:

With due allowance for the complexity and duration of the flight, the UR-PSR aircraft’s crew was augmented.

Flight crew comprised three pilots:

  • Captain Volodymyr Gaponenko (11600 hours on Boeing 737aircraft including 5500 hours as captain);
  • Instructor pilot Oleksiy Naumkin (12000 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft including 6600 hours as captain);
  • First officer Serhii Khomenko (7600 hours on Boeing 737 aircraft).

“Tehran airport is anything but a simple one. Therefore, for several years UIA has been using this airport to conduct training on Boeing 737 aircraft aimed at evaluating pilots’ proficiency and ability to act in emergency cases, – noted Ihor Sosnovsky, UIA Vice President Operations. – According to our records, the aircraft ascended as high as 2400 meters. Given the crew’s experience, error probability is minimal. We do not even consider such a chance.”

Cabin crew comprised six flight attendants:

  • Ihor Matkov, chief flight attendant;
  • Kateryna Statnik;
  • Mariia Mykytiuk;
  • Valeriia Ovcharuk;
  • Yuliia Solohub;
  • Denys Lykhno.

UIA condoles deeply to families and friends of the passengers and the crew.

The airline introduced Emergency Response Plan.

Passenger List:

Last updated on January 8, 2020 at 14:00

Surname, Name, Year of Birth

Abaspourqadi Mohamm 1986
Abbasnezhad Mojtaba 1993
Abtahiforoushani Seyedmehran 1982
Aghabali Iman 1991
Agha Miri Maryam 1973
Ahmadi Motahereh 2011
Ahmadi Muh Sen 2014
Ahmadi Rahmtin 2010
Ahmadi Sekinhe 1989
Ahmady Mitra 1973
Amirliravi Mahsa 1989
Arasteh Fareed 1987
Arbabbahrami Arshia 2000
Arsalani Evin 1990
Asadilari Mohammadhossein 1996
Asadilari Zeynab 1998
Ashrafi Habibabadi Amir 1991
Attar Mahmood 1950
Azadian Roja 1977
Azhdari Ghanimat 1983
Badiei Ardestani Mehraban 2001
Bashiri Samira 1990
Beiruti Mohammad Amin 1990
Borghei Negar 1989
Choupannejad Shekoufeh 1963
Dadashnejad Delaram 1993
Daneshmand Mojgan 1976
Dhirani Asgar 1945
Djavadi Asll Hamidreza 1967
Djavadi Asll Kian 2002
Ebnoddin Hamidi Ardalan 1971
Ebnoddin Hamidi Kamyar 2004
Ebrahim Niloufar 1985
Ebrahimi Khoei Behnaz 1974
Eghbali Bazoft Shahrokh 1960
Eghbali Bazoft Shahzad 2011
Eghbalian Parisa 1977
Elyasi Mohammad Mahdi 1991
Emami Sayedmahdi 1959
Emami Sophie 2014
Eshaghian Dorcheh Mehdi 1995
Esmaeilion Reera 2010
Esnaashary Esfahani Mansour 1990
Faghihi Sharieh 1961
Falsafi Faezeh 1973
Falsafi Faraz 1988
Farzaneh Aida 1986
Feghahati Shakiba 1980
Foroutan Marzieh 1982
Ghaderpanah Iman 1985
Ghaderpanah Parinaz 1986
Ghafouri Azar Siavash 1984
Ghandchi Daniel 2011
Ghandchi Dorsa 2003
Ghasemi Ariani Milad 1987
Ghasemi Dastjerdi Fatemeh 1994
Ghasemi Amirhossein 1987
Ghasemi Kiana 2000
Ghavi Mandieh 1999
Ghavi Masoumeh 1989
Gholami Farideh 1981
Ghorbani Bahabadi A 1998
Golbabapour Suzan 1970
Gorji Pouneh 1994
Haghjoo Saharnaz 1982
Hajesfandiari Bahareh 1978
Hajiaghavand Sadaf 1992
Hajighassemi Mandieh 1981
Hamzeei Sara 1986
Hasani/sadi Zahra 1994
Hashemi Shanrzad 1974
Hassannezhad Parsa 2003
Hatefi Mostaghim Sahan 1987
Hayatdavoudi Hadis 1992
Jadidi Elsa 2011
Jadidi Pedran 1991
Jamshidi Shadi 1988
Jebelli Mohammaddam 1990
Kadkhoda Zaden Mohammaddam 1979
Kadkhodazaden Kasha 1990
Karamimoghadam Bahareh 1986
Katebi Rahimen 1999
Kaveh Azaden 1979
Kazerani Fatemeh 1987
Khadem Forough 1981
Kobiuk Olga 1958
Lindberg Emil 2012
Lindberg Erik 2010
Lindberg Raheleh 1982
Lindberg Mikael 1979
Madani Firouzeh 1965
Maghsoudlouestarabadi Siavash 1976
Maghsoudlouesterabadi Paria 2004
Mahmoodi Fatemeh 1989
Malakhova Olena 1981
Malek Maryam 1979
Maleki Dizaje Fereshteh 1972
Mamani Sara 1983
Mianji Mohammadjavad 1992
Moeini Mohammad 1984
Moghaddam Rosstin 2010
Mohammadi Mehdi 1999
Molani Hiva 1981
Molani Kurdia 2018
Moradi Amir 1998
Morattab Arvin 1984
Moshrefrazavimoghaddam Soheila 1964
Mousavi Daria 2005
Mousavi Dorina 2010
Mousavibafrooei Pedram 1972
Nabiyi Elnaz 1989
Naderi Farzahen 1981
Naghibi Zahra 1975
Naghib Lahouti Mehr 1987
Nahavandi Milad 1985
Niazi Arnica 2011
Niazi Arsan 2008
Niknam Farhad 1975
Norouzi Alireza 2008
Nourian Ghazal 1993
Oladi Alma 1992
Omidbakhsh Roja 1996
Ovaysi Amir Hossein 1978
Ovaysi Asal 2013
Pasavand Fatemeh 2002
Pey Alireza 1972
Pourghaderi Ayeshe 1983
Pourjam Mansour 1966
Pourshabanoshibi Naser 1966
Pourzarabi Arash 1993
Raana Shahab 1983
Rahimi Jiwan 2016
Rahimi Razgar 1981
Rahmanifar Nasim 1994
Razzaghi Khamsi Ni 1974
Rezai Mahdi 2000
Rezae Hossain 1999
Saadat Saba 1998
Saadat Sara 1996
Saadat Zeinolabedin 1990
Saati Kasra 1972
Sadeghi Alvand 1990
Sadeghi Anisa 2009
Sadeghi Mirmohammad 1976
Sadeghi Sahand 1980
Sadighi Neda 1969
Sadr Niloufar 1958
Sadr Seyednoojan 2008
Saeedinia Amirhosse 1994
Safarpoorkoloor Pe 1999
Saket Mohammadhosse 1986
Salahi Moh 1988
Saleheh Mohammad 1987
Saraeian Sajedeh 1993
Setareh Kokab Hamid 1988
Shadkhoo Sheyda 1978
Shaterpour Khiaban 1988
Soltani Paniz 1991
Tahmasebi Khademasa 1984
Tajik Mahdi 1999
Tajik Shahram 1998
Tarbhai Afifa 1964
Tarbha Alina 1988
Toghian Darya 1997
Zarei Arad 2002
Zibaie Maya 2004
Zokaei Sam 1977


Top Copyright Photo: Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-8KV WL UR-PSR (msn 38124) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 948741.

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Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 crashes on takeoff at Tehran

Crashed January 8, 2020 on takeoff on flight PS752 from IKA to KBP,  176 killed

Ukraine International Airlines-UIA flight PS 752 from Tehran (Khomeini) to Kiev with Boeing 737-800 (UR-PSR, above) crashed on takeoff today. All on board are feared to be dead.

The airline issued this statement (translated):

Today, on January 8, 2020, the aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines, while operating PS752 flight Tehran – Kiev, disappeared from the radar, a few minutes after departure from Tehran International Airport.

The aircraft departed Tehran Airport at 06:10 local Iran time.

According to preliminary data, there were 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board. Airlines are currently finding out the exact number of passengers on board.

Passenger lists will be posted on the airline’s website after final confirmation of their stay on board the aircraft.

The airline expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the plane crash and will do everything possible to support the relatives and loved ones of the victims. As of today, UIA has decided to suspend its own flights to Tehran indefinitely.

As of 09:30, UIA has been working closely with the aviation authorities to find out the causes of the aviation incident. In parallel, the airline contacts the relatives of the passengers, providing all possible assistance in the current situation.

The flight was performed on a Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, registration number UR-PSR. The aircraft of 2016 production was received directly by the airline from the plant of the concern. The last scheduled maintenance of the aircraft was January 06, 2020.

A thorough investigation will be conducted with the involvement of the aviation authorities of Ukraine, Iran, representatives of the Boeing manufacturer, the airline, as well as the National Bureau of Investigation of Civil Aviation and Incidents with Civilian Aircraft in Ukraine (NBRCA). The airline will inform you of the investigation and the causes of the tragic event as soon as they are identified.

Press Service of Ukraine International Airlines

Top Copyright Photo: Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-8KV WL UR-PSR (msn 38124) LGW (Keith Burton). Image: 948733.

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Bek Air Fokker 100 crashes on takeoff at Almaty, at least 12 are killed

Bek Air Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 UP-F1007 (msn 11496) TSE (Robbie Shaw). Image: 922968.

On December 27 2019, a Fokker 100 (UP-F1007, msn 11496) (above) operated by Bek Air as flight Z9 2100, heading to Nur-Sultan, crashed shortly after takeoff from Almaty International Airport at 7:21 am, killing at least twelve of 93 passengers and five crew members o board.

The aircraft was unable to climb and crashed into a concrete wall and a building.

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Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Bek Air Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 UP-F1007 (msn 11496) TSE (Robbie Shaw). Image: 922968.

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