AN-2 RA-17812 11.08.2016

Accident date11.08.2016
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-17812
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident sitein Polyarny Airport of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Aircraft typeAN-2
Serial №
Aircraft operator"ALROSA Airlines" JSC
Aircraft owner
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)06.04.2017
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft partially damaged

report_ra-17812.pdf (1.48 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

12 august 2016

The accident with An-2 RA-17812 aircraft owned by "ALROSA Airlines" JSC occurred in Polyarny Airport of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia, RF) on August 11, 2016. According to the available information 3 members on board didn't suffer, the aircraft was damaged.  

The Interstate Aviation Committee has assigned the Investigation team of the accident in accordance with the Russian Aviation Legislation. The Investigation team has started its work.

14 april 2017

The Interstate Aviation Committee Investigation team has completed the investigation of the accident with An-2 RA-17812 aircraft owned by Air Company ALROSA, CJSC, occurred in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia, RF) on 11.08.2016.

Most probably the accident with An-2 RA-17812 aircraft was caused by miscommunication of crew members after landing, which was normally performed by co-pilot, during control transfer to PIC in order to decelerate and complete landing run that with in the presence of normal left crosswind resulted in aircraft overrun of RWY and the airfield graded area, and in the aircraft damage.

Most probably, the contributing factors were as follows:

-          Аn-2 RA-17812 aircraft design features related to the possibility to perform wheel braking only from PIC's station and also lack of a tailwheel lock mechanism;

-          lack of aircraft after landing control transfer procedure and appropriate commands when landing was performed by co-pilot whether in An-2 AFM or in Air Company ALROSA FOM.

Appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.