ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-46349 Kharkov Airport (HRK)
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Date:Thursday 20 November 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Belarus
Registration: CCCP-46349
MSN: 97305708
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:9445
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 50
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) W of Kharkov Airport (HRK) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
Destination airport:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH), Ukraine
The An-24 passenger plane, CCCP-46349, was damaged beyond repair in a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accident near Kharkov Airport (HRK). One crew member and eighteen passengers were killed; three crew members and 28 passengers survived the accident.
Air traffic control reported a wrong QNH setting to the crew. The altimeter was thus programmed with incorrect parameters, causing false altitude indications.
The readings of the barometric altimeter differed from the real altitude by 220 metres. On approach to Kharkov in clouds the crew ignored the warning of the ground proximity warning system and continued their descent until the aircraft hit trees, crashing into the slope of a hill.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Mineralnyye Vody to Gomel via Rostov and Kharkov.

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Distance from Rostov Airport to Kharkov Airport as the crow flies is 391 km (244 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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