Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Flight 251

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Flight 251
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Flight 251 crash site (MAK photo).jpg
Wreckage of the crashed aircraft
Date12 September 2012
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
SitePalana Airport, Koryak Okrug, Russia
Aircraft typeAntonov An-28
OperatorPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise
Flight originPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, Russia
DestinationPalana Airport
Injuries4 (all serious)

On 12 September 2012 at about 12:20 local time (00:20 UTC), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Flight 251, operated by an Antonov An-28, crashed while attempting to land at Palana Airport in Russia.[2] Both pilots were killed and 8 of the 12 passengers perished. All 4 survivors were in serious condition. The aircraft descended below minima on approach in instrument meteorological conditions and impacted a forested slope.

An investigation by the Interstate Aviation Committee[3] revealed that both pilots were intoxicated[4] and that the plane was "far off course".[5] The final report identified the following contributing factors: low level of crew discipline and inadequate supervision by the airline; the crew did not react knowing they were flying too low; and the aircraft was not equipped with GPWS.[6]


  1. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ Ferrara, Lee (12 September 2012). "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Antonov An-28 Plane Crashes in Russia, 10 Killed". Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Russian An-28 crashes on Kamchatka, killing 10". Air Transport World. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Both pilots of crashed An-28 intoxicated: inquiry. Flight International. (16 October 2012).
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Official Report in Russian" (PDF). MAK. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.

Coordinates: 58°57′00″N 160°19′08″E / 58.9500°N 160.3190°E / 58.9500; 160.3190