Narrative:Contacted trees and crashed while on a night-time approach, 390 meters short of the runway. The airfield was not suitable for a night-time landing because it did not have any runway or approach lights. The aircraft had carried out a test of its equipment for the dispersion of fertilizers.
|Date:||24 MAR 2004|
|C/n / msn:|| 1G230-38|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||within Pavlovsky District, Voronezhskaya Oblast (Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
Investigators discovered numerous deficiencies in organization and operation of flights by the Don-Avia-Center airline. The aircraft was maintained by Don-Avia-Center and operated by flight crew from that airline.
» Aviation Letter 459
» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
» RIA Novosti
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.