Narrative:A Tupolev 104B passenger plane, registered CCCP-42447, was destroyed in an accident at Odessa-Central Airport (ODS), Ukraine. One crew members was killed.
Aeroflot flight 381 departed Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED) on a passenger flight to Odessa. The en route part of the flight was uneventful. The airplane was cleared for the approach to runway 16. The controller also told the crew that a storm was approaching from the southwest. The airplane descended along the glideslope when, after passing the Locator outer marker (LOM), it entered an area of heavy rainfall. Severe downdrafts caused the plane to descend below the glideslope. It struck approach lighting stanchions and the undercarriage struck the roof of a concrete building at the Locator middle marker (LMM). The landing gear was sheared off and the airplane struck terrain. A fire erupted in the area of the right engine and consumed the fuselage.
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Distance from Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport to Odessa-Central Airport as the crow flies is 1476 km (923 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.