Grodno AN12 at Irkutsk on Nov 3rd 2021, impacted terrain on go around

Last Update: November 12, 2021 / 09:47:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2021

Classification
Crash

Destination
Irkutsk, Russia

Aircraft Registration
EW-518TI

Aircraft Type
Antonov An-12

ICAO Type Designator
AN12

Airport ICAO Code
UIII

A Grodno Aviakompania Antonov AN-12BK, registration EW-518TI performing a freight flight from Yakutsk to Irkutsk (Russia) with 4 passengers and 5 crew and cargo consisting of food and consumer goods, was on approach to Irkutsk's runway 30 when the crew initiated a go around due to weather at about 240 meters/790 feet AGL about 2nm before the runway threshold. Shortly afterwards the radar and radio contact was lost at 19:45L (11:45Z). The aircraft was subsequently found crashed and burning about 1.7nm eastsoutheast of the runway 30 threshold in the village of Pivovarikha. All occupants perished in the crash.

On Nov 4th 2021 ATC representatives reported within 3-4 seconds after the crew announcing the go around the altitude indication of the aircraft changed from 240 to about 120 meters AGL, then the aircraft tag disappeared from the screen.

The Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) reported that the aircraft carried 7 people on board, the aircraft An-12BK EW-518TI of Grodno Airlines was destroyed. The MAK have opened an investigation.

On Nov 4th 2021 both black boxes have been located.

On Nov 4th 2021 it became known that according to the load manifest by Grodno Airlines there were 9 people on board of the aircraft: 5 crew and 4 people escorting the cargo.

On Nov 4th 2021 Russian media indicate investigators are looking into possible theories of icing of the elevator/horizontal stabilizer causing loss of control as result of freezing rain at the time.

On Nov 12th 2021 Rosaviatsia reported there were 4 passengers and 5 crew on board of the aircraft. The aircraft performed an ILS approach to runway 30 which was covered with a layer of dry snow of 2mm. According to the CVR transcripts the crew was continuously monitoring the aircraft's position by distance and altitude, most likely via GPS and radio altimeter. Upon reporting a height of 30 meters the crew decided to go around and made an according call to ATC. The engine power was increased, however no control inputs were made to bring the aircraft into a climb. No EGPWS alarms were audible. The aircraft collided with trees, subsequently with ground and caught fire.

The aircraft commander had 14,625 hours total, 11,182 hours on type, 7,403 hours thereof in command. He was authorized to fly to a minimum of 60 meters vertical and 800 meters horizontal. The first officer had 5,168 hours total.

Metars:
UIII 031400Z 30009G14MPS 1000 R30/1900N SHSN OVC007CB M08/M09 Q1012 R30/490534 NOSIG RMK QBB230 QFE714/0953=
UIII 031330Z 30010MPS 1400 R30/P2000N SHSN OVC010CB M07/M09 Q1011 R30/490530 NOSIG RMK QFE714/0952=
UIII 031300Z 30010MPS 2000 R30/P2000U SHSN OVC008CB M07/M08 Q1010 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QBB250 QFE713/0951=
UIII 031230Z 30007MPS 1300 1200NW R30/P2000N SHSN OVC007CB M07/M08 Q1010 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QBB210 QFE713/0950=
UIII 031200Z 29008MPS 0700 0550NW R30/1600 +SHSN OVC006CB M07/M08 Q1009 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QBB200 QFE713/0950=
UIII 031130Z 29008MPS 0800 R30/1700 +SHSN OVC007CB M07/M08 Q1009 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QBB220 QFE712/0950=
UIII 031100Z 30008MPS 5000 -SHSN OVC012CB M06/M08 Q1008 RESHSN R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QFE711/0949=
UIII 031030Z 31008MPS 2500 -SHSN OVC011CB M06/M08 Q1007 RESHSN R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QFE711/0948=
UIII 031000Z 31011G16MPS 7000 -SHSN OVC015CB M05/M08 Q1007 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QFE711/0948=
UIII 030930Z 31010MPS 9000 -SHSN OVC014CB M05/M07 Q1006 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QFE710/0947=
UIII 030900Z 31011MPS 9999 OVC016CB M04/M07 Q1005 R30/CLRD60 NOSIG RMK QFE709/0946=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2021

Classification
Crash

Destination
Irkutsk, Russia

Aircraft Registration
EW-518TI

Aircraft Type
Antonov An-12

ICAO Type Designator
AN12

Airport ICAO Code
UIII

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