Narrative:On approach to Krasnovodsk (KRW) the flaps were selected down. At the same time the headwind decreased causing a sudden drop in speed. The speed decreased from 250 km/h to 210 km/h. The airplane descended below the glidepath and crashed.
|Date:||15 AUG 1975|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Azerbaijan|
|C/n / msn:|| 9330230|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 24|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 28 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4 km (2.5 mls) from Krasnovodsk Airport (KRW) (Turkmenistan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan|
|Destination airport:||Krasnovodsk Airport (KRW/UTAK), Turkmenistan|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Baku-Bina International Airport to Krasnovodsk Airport as the crow flies is 253 km (158 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.