Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 17 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46722
C/n / msn: 37300302
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 55
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV) (   Ukraine) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chernovtsy Airport (CWC/UKLN), Ukraine
Destination airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine
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.
The fact that visibility had decreased below minima (700 m) was not reported to the crew.


Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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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.
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Antonov 24

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