List of accidents and incidents involving the Let L-410 Turbolet

The Let L-410 Turbolet has experienced 118 accidents with 428 fatalities.[1]

Let L-410 Turbolet
1975
An L-410A (OK-DKD) still owned by Let burned out in a fire.[2]
7 July 1977
The third prototype L-410 (OK-162) crashed near Nedakonice due to tail separation caused by pilot error during a test flight, killing the four crew.[3]
6 August 1977
An Air Service Hungary L-410AF (HA-YFA) crashed into Lake Balaton while flying low, killing one of four on board.[4][5]
18 January 1979
An Aeroflot L-410M (CCCP-67210) crashed in a field near Belgorod Airport during a training flight following a loss of control, killing the three crew. The crew was practicing flying turns with one engine out.[6]
3 August 1979
Aeroflot Flight 1643, an L-410M (CCCP-67206), crashed near Rzhevka Airport due to a loss of control following engine failure, killing 10 of 14 on board.[7][8]
18 February 1981
An Aeroflot L-410M (CCCP-67273) burned out in Russia following a cabin or cockpit fire.[9]
7 January 1982
Aeroflot Flight G-96, an L-410M (CCCP-67290), struck a hill near Gelendzhik, Russia, killing all 18 on board.[10][11]
10 February 1982
An Aeroflot L-410M (CCCP-62737) was written off after it was struck by an out-of-control An-2 (CCCP-70349).[12]
14 August 1982
Aeroflot Flight G-73, an L-410M (CCCP-67191), was taxiing for takeoff at Babusheri Airport when it was struck by Aeroflot Flight 974, a Tu-134 (CCCP-65836) that was taking off from the same airport, killing all 11 on board the L-410; all 82 on board the Tu-134 survived. Both aircraft were written off.[13][14]
29 March 1983
Aeroflot Flight G-70, an L-410M (CCCP-67190), struck the side of a hill at Poti Airport while attempting a forced landing following engine failure, killing six of 18 on board.[15][16]
19 October 1983
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67315) overran the runway at Kransk and struck an obstacle.[17]
4 July 1984
An Aeroflot L-410M (CCCP-67276) was written off after landing hard at Chulman Airport, collapsing the landing gear.[18]
4 December 1984
Aeroflot Flight F-637, an L-410MA (CCCP-67225), crashed near Kostroma, Russia due to a loss of control after the pilots became disorientated, killing all 17 on board.[19][20]
29 December 1984
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67140) force-landed near Lineinoye, Russia (76 km (47 mi) from Astrakhan) due to fuel starvation; there were no casualties, but the aircraft was written off.[21]
14 October 1985
An Aeroflot L-410M (CCCP-67264) crashed into a river on takeoff from Ust-Maya Airport.[22]
31 December 1986
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67428) ran off the apron at Cherenko, Russia.[23]
13 June 1987
An Aeroflot L-410M (CCCP-67239) was written off following a ground incident with two An-2s.[24]
24 September 1987
An Aeroflot L-410MU (CCCP-67249) was written off following an aborted takeoff at Yakutsk Airport.[25]
18 October 1987
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67334) was written off following a wheels-up landing at Saratov Airport.[26]
19 April 1988
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67518) struck a hill near Bagdarin, Russia in bad weather, killing all 17 on board.[27]
26 August 1988
An Aeroflot L-410MU (CCCP-67235) struck a mountain side at Irkutsk, killing all four on board. The crew had failed to set the altimeters properly.[28]
7 December 1988
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67127) crashed short of the runway at Kodinsk, killing six of 14 on board. The altimeter warning was set incorrectly and the crew did not use the outer marker.[29]
28 August 1989
An Aeroflot L-410UVP (CCCP-67104) was written off following a forced landing at Labinsk, Russia.[30]
13 September 1989
An Aero Vodochody L-410M (OK-FDC) was written off following a night landing at Klecany Airport; the aircraft is now in a museum.[31]
26 August 1993
Sakha Avia Flight 301, an L-410UVP-E (RA-67656), stalled and crashed short of the runway at Aldan Airport, killing all 24 on board. The aircraft was overloaded and the center of gravity was too far to the rear, causing the aircraft to pitch up while the flaps were extended for landing. The crash remains the deadliest involving the L-410.[32]
7 June 1995
Latvian Air Force L-410UVP 146 participated in an airshow in Lielvarde military base in Latvia, during which the pilots tried to perform an (unsanctioned) barrel roll. The maneuver would likely be successful, but the initial altitude was too low (about 350 meters) and the aircraft crashed some 150 meters from spectators, killing both men on board.[33]
18 May 1996
An Archana Airways L-410UVP-E9D (VT-ETB) touched down late and overran the runway at Kanpur Airport, striking the boundary wall of the airport and came to a halt. All 19 on board survived.[34][35]
7 December 1999
Asian Spirit Flight 100, an L-410UVP-E (RP-C3883) crashed onto a mountainside between the municipalities of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya and Cabarroguis, Quirino, both in the Philippines. All 15 passengers and both crew members on board lost their lives.
15 January 2000
A Taxi Aero Centroamericano (TACSA) L-410UVP-E (YS-09-C) crashed shortly after takeoff off from Tobias Bolanos Airport due to crew error, killing 5 of 18 on board.[36]
12 September 2001
An Aero Ferinco L-410UVP-E (XA-ACM) with 19 people on board, including University of Washington Husky football fans, alumni and alumni association members crashed into the jungle in the Mexican state of Yucatán, killing all people on board.[37]
18 September 2001
Atlantic Airlines Flight 870, an L-410UVP-E, stalled and crashed on takeoff from La Aurora International Airport when the center of gravity was outside limits, killing eight of 13 on board.[38]
8 February 2002
USAF L-410UVP-E3 00-0292 crashed at Fort Bliss.[39]
1 March 2003
A Borki Air Club L-410UVP (FLARF-01032) crashed near Borki, Russia during a skydiving flight, killing both pilots and nine of 23 passengers. The aircraft was overloaded and the center of gravity was too far to the rear. At 3,900 m (12,800 ft) 11 skydivers prepared to jump out. When four of them jumped the aircraft pitched up. The aircraft stalled, entered a left dive, and lost control and later broke up.[40]
24 August 2003
Tropical Airways Flight 1301, an L-410UVP-E3 (HH-PRV), crashed in a sugarcane field while attempting to return to the airport after the forward baggage door opened during takeoff from an airport in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, killing all 21 people on board.[41]
23 May 2004
A Blue Bird Aviation L-410UVP-E3 (5Y-VVD) crashed 18 mi south of Mwingi following a mid-air collision with another Blue Bird Aviation L-410 (5Y-VVA), killing both pilots; although 5Y-VVA was damaged in the collision, it was able to land safely.[42]
27 January 2005
A Farnair Hungary L-410UVP-E4 (HA-LAR) was carrying out a non-directional beacon let-down with radar assistance at Iași Airport, Romania, but when the crew notified air traffic control of their position over the airport beacon and their intention to turn right outbound, they were seen to turn left. The aircraft then descended down to crash near a road. Both crew members on board were killed.[43]
26 March 2005
West Caribbean Airways Flight 9955, an L-410UVP-E (HK-4146), failed to gain altitude on takeoff from El Embrujo Airport due to engine failure and struck hills close to runway 17, killing both pilots and 7 of the 12 passengers on board.[44]
2 June 2005
A Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos L-410UVP-E3 (TG-TAG) carrying 17 passengers on board crashed near Zacapa shortly after take-off. The crew tried to return to the airfield after reporting technical problems. All crew and passengers survived the accident.[45]
30 October 2005
A Trade Air L-410UVP-E19A (9A-BTA) crashed a few minutes after takeoff from Bergamo-Orio Al Serio Airport on its way to Zagreb. All three on board were killed. Weather was poor with a limited visibility due to fog.[46][47]
31 March 2006
TEAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 6865, a L-410UVP-E20 (PT-FSE), struck trees near the peak of Pico da Pedra Bonita (3.8 mi southeast of Rio Bonito) and crashed, killing all 19 people on board.[48]
24 September 2007
A Free Airlines L-410UVP (9Q-CVL) crashed on landing at Malemba Nkulu Airport killing one of the pilots and injuring five. The aircraft was owned by Karibu Airways.[49]
8 October 2007
A Nacional de Aviación L-410UVP-E10A (HK-4055) crashed in Colombia, in the mountains near Páramo El Nevado due to pilot error, killing all 17 on board. The crew continued flying VFR in bad weather over mountainous terrain, failing to take action after the TAWS began to sound an alarm.[50][51]
4 January 2008
A Transaven L-410UVP-E3 (YV2081) crashed near Islas Los Roques, Venezuela after the pilot reported that both engines had failed, killing all 14 on board. The aircraft itself was discovered on 20 June 2013 6 mi off the coast of Los Roques in 3200 feet of water.[52]
25 August 2010
A Filair L-410UVP-E20C crashed with 20 fatalities in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the sole survivor, the crash was caused by a stampede of passengers after a crocodile escaped from a bag in the cabin. The crocodile itself survived the crash, but was killed by rescuers.[53]
14 February 2011
Central American Airways Flight 731, an L-410UVP-E20 carrying 12 passengers and 2 crew members, crashed before landing at Toncontín International Airport. All passengers and crew were killed.[54]
14 February 2011
An African Air Services Commuter L-410UVP (9Q-CIF) flying on behalf of the World Food Programme on a cargo flight from Kavumu Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Lusenge near Kava in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, crashed into Mont Biega shortly after departure. Both crew members were killed.[55][56]
13 July 2011
Noar Linhas Aéreas Flight 4896, an L-410UVP-E20 (PR-NOB) stalled and crashed shortly after take-off from Recife, killing all 16 occupants on board.[57][58]
10 June 2012
A Ukrainska Shkola Pilotov (Ukrainian Pilots School) L-410UVP (UR-SKD) crashed at Borodyanka (50 km (31 mi) northwest of Kiev). Five people were killed and thirteen injured when the pilot attempted to return to the airstrip due to an approaching storm. The aircraft was carrying 16 parachutists and two crew members. The aircraft was probably caught in a downdraft 2 km (1.2 mi) short of the runway.[59]
22 August 2012
A Mombasa Air Safari L-410UVP-E9 (5Y-UVP) crashed on takeoff from Ngerende Airstrip in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, killing both pilots and two passengers. Nine passengers on board the aircraft received injuries of varying degree. The fuel control unit in the number two engine was contaminated, causing engine problems.[60]
23 August 2014
A Doren Air Congo Let L-410UVP (9Q-CXB) performing a flight from Bukavu to Pangi (Democratic Republic Congo) with 2 passengers, 2 crew and 1500 kg of cargo, had normally departed from Bukavu's Kavumu Airport at 13:42L (11:42Z) and left the frequency of Kavumu about 10 minutes after departure. There was no further radio transmission and the aircraft did not arrive in Pangi, estimated to land about one hour after departure (approximate flying distance 140 nm), nor on any airport reachable. A search for the aircraft found the aircraft crashed and burned out in the southern vicinity of Kahuzi-Biega Park on Aug 25th, about 2-3 nm east of the village of Kalika in the neighbourhood of Mulume Munene.[61]
24 January 2014
A Zanair L-410UVP-E9 (5H-ZAP) skidded off the runway and into a bush while landing at Pemba Airport, Tanzania following brake failure. All 17 on board survived.[62]
20 August 2015
Two Dubnica Air L-410s (OM-ODQ and OM-SAB) collided in mid-air at an altitude of around 5000 feet near Cerveny Kamen village in Slovakia, close to the Czech border. The planes were carrying skydivers, rehearsing for a nearby air show. Thirty-one skydivers survived by jumping out of the planes after the collision. Two crew members from each plane and three parachutists were killed when the planes crashed in a hilly area.[63] Probable reason was an lack of discipline and inattention of second plane pilot, which was engaged in taking photographs of first plane flying ahead and above him.[64]
27 May 2017
Summit Air Flight 409, an L-410UVP-E20 (9N-AKY) crashed while attempting to land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, killing both pilots. Circumstances of the crash remain unclear.[65]
16 August 2017
Honduran Air Force L-410UVP-E3 FAH-322 crashed into a building at Palmerola Air Base, killing the pilot.[66]
15 November 2017
Khabarovsk Airlines Flight 463, an L-410UVP-E20 (RA-67047), crashed 2 km (1.2 mi) short of the runway at Nelkan Airport, Russia, killing six of seven on board.[67][68] Flight recorder preliminary analysis indicates it entered a near-vertical descent after its right engine began developing reverse thrust.[69]
9 September 2018
UR-TWO, operated by Ukrainian carrier Slaver Kompani for South Sudan-based South West Aviation, crashed into Lake Yirol while attempting to land in daylight (08:00) but in poor visibility at Yirol Airport after a flight from Juba. Of the twenty passengers and three crew, one crewmember and two passengers survived with serious injuries. The aircraft involved had been delivered to Aeroflot in 1984, then transferred to various operators until 2006, when it was stored at Rivne in Ukraine, then acquired by Slaver Kompani in April 2018 and wet-leased since May.[70]
14 April 2019
Summit Air (Nepal) 9H-AMH crashed at Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The aircraft was taking off from runway 24 when it veered off the runway onto the helicopter apron impacting two helicopters of Manang and Shree Air. The first officer of the flight died in the accident as well as two security officers on the ground near the helicopters.[71]

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