Narrative:An engine failure occurred immediately after takeoff from Poty, at a height of 30 m. The crew were not able to feathered the propeller and the Let 410 began to lose altitude. The crew attempted to complete a forced landing in poor weather conditions directly ahead, but aircraft struck the slope of a hill.
|Date:||Tuesday 29 March 1983|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Georgia|
|C/n / msn:|| 781119|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Engines:|| 2 Walter M-601A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Poti Airport (Georgia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Poti Airport (UGSP), Georgia|
|Destination airport:||Sukhumi Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia|
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Distance from Poti Airport to Sukhumi Airport as the crow flies is 91 km (57 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.