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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Tuesday 13 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-47280
C/n / msn: 07306410
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:11711
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,1 km (1.3 mls) from Leningrad-Smolnoye Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riga International Airport (RIX/EVRA), Latvia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Smolnoye Airport, Russia
The An-24 operated on a passenger flight from Riga to Kirov with an en route stop at Leningrad. During a night-time approach in poor weather, the Antonov descended below the glide path. The ground proximity warning system sounded, but the crew silenced the alarm. Descent was continued until the airplane contacted trees and crashed 1700 m short of the Inner Marker and 2165 m before the runway threshold.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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Distance from Riga International Airport to Leningrad-Smolnoye Airport as the crow flies is 509 km (318 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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