Narrative:Some five minutes after a night-time departure from Baku the flight reported a systems failure. Heading over the Caspian Sea at night made and without flight instruments made it difficult for the crew to judge their flight parameters. The aircraft crashed shortly afterwards on the shore of the Caspian Sea.
|Date:||Friday 23 December 2005|
|C/n / msn:|| 36525307036|
|First flight:|| 2004|
|Engines:|| 2 Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Nardaran ( Azerbaijan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Baku-Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD/UBBB), Azerbaijan|
|Destination airport:||Aktau Airport (SCO/UATE), Kazakhstan|
Weather at the time of the accident (ca 18:40 Z) was:
UBBB 231830Z 30002KT 3000 -RA BKN003 OVC020 08/08 Q1010 88290060 NOSIG= [Wind 300 degrees at 2 kts, visibility 3000m in light rain, 5-7 oktas cloud at 300ft 8 oktas overcast cloud at 2000ft temperature 8C dewpoint 8C QNH 1010hPa no significant weather]
» Echo, AFP
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Baku-Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Aktau Airport as the crow flies is 384 km (240 miles).
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.