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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 15 May 1976
Time:10:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24RV
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46534
C/n / msn: 57310108
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:2976
Cycles:2328
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) SE of Chernigov (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vinnitsa Airport (VIN/UKWW), Ukraine
Destination airport:Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA/UUBB), Russia
Flightnumber:1802
Narrative:
Aeroflot flight SU1802 departed Vinnitsa Airport (VIN) at 10:07 on a flight to Moscow-Bykovo (BKA). The An-24 climbed to the cruising altitude of 5700 m.
About 10:46 there was a sudden, sharp rudder deflection to the far right (25°) followed by a rapid course change and roll angles. The plane went to supercritical angles of attack, and then went into a tailspin. Descending at a vertical speed of 100 m/sec, the aircraft struck terrain.
The cause for the sharp rudder deflection was not found. It happened when the autopilot was disconnected. Possible reasons could be a failure in an electrical circuit or one of the pilots unintentionally pressing the rudder trim control switch when the flying on autopilot.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Vinnitsa Airport to Moskva-Bykovo Airport as the crow flies is 947 km (592 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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