Narrative:Weather was poor when the An-24 approached Kiev-Zhulhyany (IEV). Conditions included low clouds, fog, snow with a visibility of 600 m at night. At a distance of 2500m short of the runway threshold, the airplane descended below the glideslope. The crew continued their descend below decision height, although they had not obtained visual contact with the runway yet. The Antonov descended until it contacted a concrete obstruction 1265 m short of the runway.It continued 115m and collided with a railway embankment.
|Date:||17 DEC 1976|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Ukraine|
|C/n / msn:|| 37300302|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 50|
|Total:||Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 55 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1 km (0.6 mls) from Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV) (Ukraine)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Chernovtsy Airport (CWC/UKLN), Ukraine|
|Destination airport:||Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine|
The fact that visibility had decreased below minima (700 m) was not reported to the crew.
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Distance from Chernovtsy Airport to Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport as the crow flies is 399 km (249 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.