Narrative:The Let was on a flight to Kunovice when bad weather (fog) forced the crew to divert to Brno. At Brno conditions included a visibility of 2200m, cloud base 120m. The first approach was unsuccessful, and weather deteriorated to 2000m visibility and a 60m cloud base while the flight was approaching for the second time.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Tuesday 13 January 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 871919|
|First flight:|| 1987|
|Engines:|| 2 Walter M-601E|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3,5 km (2.2 mls) from Brno-Turany Airport (BRQ) (Czech Republic)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Gomel Airport (GME/UMGG), Belarus|
|Destination airport:||Uherské Hradište-Kunovice Airport (UHE/LKKU), Czech Republic|
The aircraft crashed 3.5km from the threshold with the gear down and flaps retracted. Heavy fog was present there with a 30-50m ground visibility.
The FDR appeared to be inoperative.
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#44)
» Terry Denham
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Distance from Gomel Airport to Uherské Hradište-Kunovice Airport as the crow flies is 1021 km (638 miles).
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.