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Last updated: 21 February 2019
Date:Monday 26 March 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-26569
C/n / msn: 3809
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:4524
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,7 km (1.1 mls) E of Baykit (BKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yeniseisk Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Baykit (BKT/UNIB), Russia
The Antonov 26 crashed into a wooded hillside while on approach to Baykit (BKT), Russia. The airplane carried a cargo of oranges, 3700 kg. Some passengers were allowed to travel to Baykit by the captain of the plane.
The controller had instructed the crew to carry out a missed approach because runway 24 was blocked. The flight continued on runway heading and just barely climbed until striking the hill.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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