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Last updated: 12 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 28 July 1962
Time:15:41
Type:Antonov An-10A
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-11186
C/n / msn: 0402003
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:1358
Cycles:1059
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 74 / Occupants: 74
Total:Fatalities: 81 / Occupants: 81
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:21 km (13.1 mls) SE of Adler/Sochi Airport (AER) (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 610 m (2001 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Simferopol Airport (SIP/UKFF), Ukraine
Destination airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Flightnumber: 415
Narrative:
The Antonov was approaching Sochi in IMC conditions with a 2000 feet cloudbase. After being cleared to descend to 5000 feet, the aircraft crashed into a mountain at the 2000 feet level.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: 1) Changes in the approach patterns for Sochi Airport, not approved by the State aviation authorities and without informing the flight units about it; 2) Inadequacies of flight control and crew training in the Sochi area and training for flights in mountainous regions in general.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Simferopol Airport to Adler/Sochi Airport as the crow flies is 505 km (316 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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