Narrative:The airport at Uzhgorod (UDJ) was temporarily closed, so the flight attempted to land at the Mukachevo military airport. While descending for the airport, the de-icing system was switched off. The airplane continued the approach through clouds in icing conditions. Flaps were selected at 38 degrees with an ice-covered stabiliser.
|Date:||Sunday 6 January 1974|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Ukraine|
|C/n / msn:|| 07305807|
|First flight:|| 1970|
|Total airframe hrs:||9280|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ivano-Frankovsk Airport (IFO/UKLI), Ukraine|
|Destination airport:||Uzhgorod Airport (UDJ/UKLU), Ukraine|
This resulted in the aircraft loosing longitudinal stability. It pitched over, went out of control and crashed with a pitch of some 70 degrees. The airplane came down on a dirt road 100 metres behind the Outer Marker and burnt out.
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Distance from Ivano-Frankovsk Airport to Uzhgorod Airport as the crow flies is 178 km (112 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.