Narrative:The Antonov was on finals, descending through 30-40m when it swerved 40-50deg to the left. The rate of descent reduced and the aircraft then banked 60-70deg to the left and the left wingtip struck the ground.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|C/n / msn:|| 57310202|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Constanta-Kogalniceanu Airport (CND/LRCK), Romania|
PROBABLE CAUSE: no. 1 propeller went into ground fine pitch due to a malfunction in the feathering system.
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.