Narrative:The crew deviated from the track while flying in mountainous terrain and incorrectly determined its position. The aircraft was cleared to descend to 900m when it struck a cloud-shrouded mountainside at a height of 2523 m.
|Date:||19 APR 1983|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Armenia|
|C/n / msn:|| 9320628|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17|
|Total:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||41 km (25.6 mls) from Leninakan Airport (LWN) (Armenia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Nalchik Airport (NAL), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Leninakan Airport (LWN), Armenia|
ATC didn't determine the position of the aircraft and didn't require the aircraft to circle at a safe altitude for identification.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nalchik Airport to Leninakan Airport as the crow flies is 306 km (191 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.