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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 16 March 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 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
Airplane damage: 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), Russia
Destination airport:Varandey, Russia
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.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Michael Roch
» Russian Ministry of Transport
» RIA Novosti


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