ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24RV CCCP-47823 Bugulma Airport (UUA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 26 November 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Operator:Tatarstan Airlines
Registration: CCCP-47823
MSN: 17307204
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) N of Bugulma Airport (UUA) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nizhnevartovsk Airport (NJC/USNN), Russia
Destination airport:Bugulma Airport (UUA/UWKB), Russia
While approaching Bugulma, the aircraft yawed to the right. At 2 km short of the runway, the crew decided to go around.
The aircraft crashed 800 m short of the runway and 600 m to the right of the extended centerline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Stabilizer icing (15 mm thick layer of ice).

Loss of control

» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/91 (#14)
» NRC Handelsblad 26.11.1991 (p.1)


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Distance from Nizhnevartovsk Airport to Bugulma Airport as the crow flies is 1546 km (966 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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