ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-47772 Nizhnevartovsk Airport (NJC)
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Date:Monday 13 October 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot, Tyumen Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-47772
MSN: 79901404
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:2756
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 56
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,1 km (0.7 mls) from Nizhnevartovsk Airport (NJC) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Surgut Airport (SGC/USRR), Russia
Destination airport:Nizhnevartovsk Airport (NJC/USNN), Russia
Flightnumber: 227
The propeller accidently feathered when the de-icing system was activated on approach to Nizhnevartovsk. The Antonov crashed 1,090 m short of the runway.

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Distance from Surgut Airport to Nizhnevartovsk Airport as the crow flies is 170 km (106 miles).

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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Antonov An-24

  • 1332 built
  • 17th loss
  • 9th fatal accident
  • 8th worst accident (at the time)
  • 45th worst accident (currently)
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