AN-26B RA-26082 03.01.2015

Accident date03.01.2015
Investigation status
Aircraft registration numberRA-26082
Place of aircraft departure
Airport of departure
Intended destination
Intended Airport of arrival
Accident siteRussian Federation, a/p Magadan (Sokol)
Aircraft typeAN-26B
Serial №
Aircraft operator"KAPO Avia" CJSC
Aircraft owner"KAPO Avia" CJSC
The date of the completion of the investigation (report)18.05.2015
Number of fatalities0
Victims accuracy
Degree of aircraft destructionaircraft substantially damaged

report_ra-26082.pdf (1.69 MB)

Aviation typeCommercial
Works type

12 january 2015

The accident with An-26B RA-26082 aircraft owned by "KAPO Avia" CJSC occurred in a/p Magadan on January 3, 2015.     
According to the available information 4 members of the main crew and 4 members of by-crew on board were not injured, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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

19 may 2015

     The Investigation team of the Interstate Aviation Committee has completed the investigation of the accident with An-26B RA-26082 aircraft owned by "KAPO Avia" CJSC occurred at Magadan airport (Sokol) at January 3, 2015.
      The accident with Аn-26B RA-26082 aircraft was caused by the aircraft overrun aside after PIC's decision to reject take-off because of the inability of nose-up elevator input due to its latched position. 
      The aircraft overrun to the right most probably was caused by the twitching of elevator gust lock by the flight engineer during tale off in order to unlock the elevator that resulted in temporary lock of the rudder and inability to maintain the runway heading.

      The accident was caused by combination of the following factors:
      • violation of controls unlock procedure specified by the aircraft FOM;
      • non-execution of free-wheeling of steering controls and ailerons inspection at specified by the aircraft FOM points by the crew, formal meeting of the checklists requirement;
      • lack of the crew proficiency in actual flights for maintaining skills in aircraft operation and it systems control that provoked and developed flight emergency situation. 

Fulfillment а № 903-BU-G and № 847-BE-G from June 27, 1991 on installation of elevator latched position warning, most probably, could prevent the accident.    

The appropriate safety recommendations based on the investigation results were developed.