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Last updated: 25 September 2018
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 16 March 2005
Time:13:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Operating for:Regional Airlines
Leased from:Kuzbassaviafrakht
Registration: RA-46489
C/n / msn: 27308107
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 52
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Varandey (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Usinsk Airport (USK/UUYS), Russia
Destination airport:Varandey, Russia
Flightnumber:9288
Narrative:
While approaching the airport of Varandey the crew allowed the airspeed to decay and the nose to rise until the airplane stalled. It contacted a small hill, crashed and burned.
Possible errors in the indications of the airspeed and angle-of-attack could have hindered the crew members to monitor the flight parameters.

Probable Cause:

The Commission found that the cause of the crash was the collision of the aircraft with the ground at the final stage of the approach due to its exit to the overcritical angles of attack and the stalling regime (an off-flight flight regime) at low altitude.
The deceleration of the aircraft to the stall speed was due to its withdrawal, as a result of the control actions of the commander of the aircraft, to the flight mode with slip and maintaining this mode for a long time (more than 20 seconds) with insufficient engine operation and lack of control by the crew of the airspeed.
Possible errors in the indications of a number of instruments (speed indicators, angle of attack indicator) could make it difficult for crew members to control flight parameters.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Aviatsiya.ru
» Gazeta.ru
» Michael Roch
» Russian Ministry of Transport
» RIA Novosti
» ITAR-TASS


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