Narrative:Struck Mount Mtirala while performing a go-around. The weather at Batumi was poor and the weather conditions reported to the crew did not correspond to the actual conditions encountered during the approach. Visibility was 3000 m instead of 5000 m as reported.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday 15 July 1975|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Armenia|
|C/n / msn:|| 9442037|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Total airframe hrs:||1244|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35|
|Total:||Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||18 km (11.3 mls) E of Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS) ( Georgia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Yerevan-Zvartnots Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia|
|Destination airport:||Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS/UGSB), Georgia|
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Distance from Yerevan-Zvartnots Airport to Batumi-Chorokh Airport as the crow flies is 284 km (177 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.