Narrative:The crew continued their visual approach even after entering an area of fog with visibility less than 500 m and losing sight of the ground. When deciding to go around, the right wing hit a 9-meter high pole at a height of 6 m. The wing caught fire, and the number 2 engine had failed. With a progressive roll the aircraft flew 420 meters at an angle of 40-45° until the right wing touched the ground. The fuselage hit the ground sideways in a field about 1500 meters from the runway. The airplane broke up and caught fire.
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
|Date:||Wednesday 30 March 1977|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Ukraine|
|C/n / msn:|| 9010310|
|First flight:|| 1970|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 23|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 27 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Zhdanov Airport (MPW) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK/UKDD), Ukraine|
|Destination airport:||Zhdanov Airport (MPW/UKCM), Ukraine|
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dnepropetrovsk Airport to Zhdanov Airport as the crow flies is 225 km (140 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.