Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 6 January 1968
Time:12:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-47733
C/n / msn: 69901001
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:92 km (57.5 mls) from Olyokma (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Olekminsk Airport (UEMO), Russia
Destination airport:Lensk Airport (UERL), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft was most probably accidentally shot down by a missile. It broke up in mid-air at 4,500 m and crashed.

Events:

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Olekminsk Airport to Lensk Airport as the crow flies is 308 km (193 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.
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