Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 January 1970
Time:13:53
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-47701
C/n / msn: 59900202
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) NE of Batagay (   Russia) show on map
Crash site elevation: 1020 m (3346 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chokurdah Airport (CKH/UESO), Russia
Destination airport:Batagay Airport (UEBB), Russia
Narrative:
Collided with a snow-covered rocky mountain slope 40 km north-east of Batagay Airport at an altitude of 1020 meters (the height of the mountain 1081 meters).
The crew had initiated their descent prematurely.


Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Chokurdah Airport to Batagay Airport as the crow flies is 612 km (382 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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