In this article, we will continue from where we left from part 1 of the plane crashes involving Russian Airlines.
Cheremshanka Airlines Yak-40; 26 September 1994
The aircraft was on its way to Tura from Krasnoyarsk when unfavorable weather conditions made the crew to fly to a different airport at Vanavara. The aircraft ran lacked sufficient fuel and crew tried to cause a forced landing but was unsuccessful. 24 passengers and all the 4 crew members lost their lives.
Azerbaijan Airlines Tupolev Tu134A; 12 May 1995
Shortly after takeoff, both engines failed causing the crew to take a forced landing 6km from the airport. 50 of the 76 passengers and 2 of the 6 crew members died.
Khabarovsk Air Tupolev Tu154B; 7 December 1995
The aircraft had just made a routine air traffic control report when it disappeared from radar. It crashed in the mountainous Far East Russia. All the 8 crew members and 89 passengers were killed.
Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu154; 29 August 1996
The aircraft crashed in the mountain 10km from Longyearbyen airport while on a chartered flight to transport Russian miners and their families. All the 127 passengers and 14 crew members died.
Tyumenaviatrans Yak-40; 26 October 1996
While the aircraft was landing in a snowstorm, it crashed into 3 helicopters as a result of the crew mistaking the helipad for a nearby runmay. 4 crew members and 5 of the 26 passengers were killed.
Kazakhstan Air Lines Ilyushin 76; 12 November 1996
The aircraft was on an International flight to New Delhi, India from Shymkent, Kazakhstan. The departing 747 collided with Saudi Arabian Airlines 7 minutes into its journey. The collision occurred after the Ilyushin went below its assigned altitude of FL150. On the 747 plane all the 289 passengers and 23 crew members died. The Ilyushin lost 27 passengers and 10 crew members.
Tajikistan Airlines Tupolev 154B; 15 December 1997
The aircraft was on a flight from Khodzehent was about to reach its Sharjah destination when it crashed into a river close to 13km from the airport. All 77 passengers and 8 of the 9 nine crew members were killed.
AeroSvit Yak-42; 17 December 1997
Was a journey from Odessa, Ukraine to Salonica and was within its route when it impacted high ground. All the 62 passengers and 8 crew members were killed.
In tomorrow’s feature, we shall have a look at the remaining accidents till 2006 involving flights in Russia. Stay tuned in so as not to miss out on anything.