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Last updated: 23 September 2018
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Date:Thursday 7 January 1982
Time:13:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410M
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-67290
C/n / msn: 781101
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:1895
Cycles:3747
Engines: 2 Walter M-601A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) SE of Gelendzhik (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 350 m (1148 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Novorossiysk Airport (NOI), Russia
Destination airport:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
Flightnumber:G-96
Narrative:
The flight crew ignored the actual drift angle and track speed during the flight. This caused the aircraft to drift 3,7 km off course. While in clouds, the aircraft impacted a hillside at 350 meters, 15 meters below the top.
Crashed into hill.

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Novorossiysk Airport to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport as the crow flies is 339 km (212 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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