ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 RA-02778 Samara-Kurumoch International Airport (KUF)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 25 November 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Operator:Air Samara
Registration: RA-02778
MSN: FL-857
First flight: 2013
Total airframe hrs:102
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Samara-Kurumoch International Airport (KUF) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport (ULY/UWLW), Russia
Destination airport:Samara-Kurumoch International Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
A Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350 sustained damage in a landing accident at Samara-Kurumoch International Airport (KUF), Russia. Both pilots were not injured.
During an ILS approach to runway 23 at Samara, the flaps were selected. However the crew did not use the Final Approach Checklist. They forgot to lower the undercarriage and did not check the position during final approach. The airplane's EGPWS issued several warnings: "Too Low Gear", "Caution Terrain", "Too Low Terrain", and "Terrain Ahead Pull Up". The flight crew assumed these warning were false and ignored them. The aircraft landed gear up and slid to the right off the side of the runway. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:

Cause (translated from Russian report):
The cause of the accident with the aircraft Beechcraft B300 RA-02778 of Air Samara was failure of the crew during landing to carry out the standard operation of selecting the undercarriage down, which, despite the "BEFORE lANDING" and "lANDING" checks and failure to react to the alarm system warning of an unreleased landing gear and the ground proximity warning system (Pull Up warnings), led to a landing without landing gear, skidding of the aircraft beyond the runway and causing damage.
Skipping standard operations and the lack of response to the warning signal, most likely, was the result of a significant increase in emotional stress on the crew and critical narrowing attention caused by the discovery of a premature uncontrolled descend to a height well below the established approach altitude.
Premature descent was made possible due to the insufficient level of professional training of the crew members (including part of the logic of the automatic flight modes and crew resource management principles), failure of standard operating procedures, lack of interaction and cross-checking, as well as limited experience flying on the B300 type aircraft.
The low level of organization of flight operations at the airline did not allow time to identify and correct these shortcomings.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: MAK Russia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

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METAR Weather report:
18:30 UTC / 22:30 local time:
251830Z 22003MPS 9999 FEW026 SCT100 BKN200 M13/M16 Q1037 23450347 15//99// NOSIG RMK QFE766/1022

Follow-up / safety actions
On February 16, 2015, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency revoked the AOC of the airline due to unacceptable gross violations of standard operating procedures that have led this serious accident.


photo of Beechcraft-B300-Super-King-Air-350-RA-02778
accident date: 25-11-2014
type: Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350
registration: RA-02778

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport to Samara-Kurumoch International Airport as the crow flies is 133 km (83 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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