2016-07-13 Belavia 737 and RubyStar AN-12 ground collision at Minsk
Both aircraft were seriously damaged in a ground collsion at Minsk 2 Airport, Belarus. At the time there was a massive storm causing lots of damage in the Minsk area.
In the early afternoon hours severe weather approached the city of Minsk and its airport bringing torrential rainfall and stormy winds to the Belarus Capital.
Violent gusts caught a number of parked aircraft causing some of them to losse their stand and getting swept around by wind forces.
Among them were the empty Boeing 737 of Belavia whch collided with the Antonov AN-12. Both aircraft received substantial damage. Some lighter aircraft were also damaged, a small helicopter was overturned and probably damaged beyond repair.
The severe weather period lasts from 14:50L until 16:20L. The streets in the City of Minsk were flooded and many housetops were damaged or destroyed.
A total of eight aircraft were damaged in the storm. Five of them received minor damage.
Severe Weather development near Minsk
METAR Minsk2 Airport (UMMS):
SPECI UMMS 131227Z 13009G22MPS 0100 R31/0250 +TSRA VV001 27/20 Q1005 R31/290060 NOSIG=
SPECI UMMS 131238Z 31014G25MPS 250V360 0350 R31/0400 +TSRA BKN013CB 20/19 Q1006 R31/290060 NOSIG=
Date: 2016-07-13 Time: ~15:30
Location: UMMS MSQ Minsk Intl. 2
Flight phase: STD – Standing with Engine(s) not Operating
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
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Type: Boeing 737-300
Age a/c: 20,3 years
Constr. No.: 1996-04-05
Type: Antonov An-12
Age a/c: 54,9 years
Constr. No.: 1340106
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 6th safety occurence for the operator(Belavia)
- 1st safety occurence for the operator(RubyStar)
- 2101sth safety occurence of type (B737-300)
- 158th safety occurence of type (AN-12)
- 1st safety occurence at Minsk 2 Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(EW-283PA)
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(EW-338TI)
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Photo Series: Minsk after the storm
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