ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-46215 Liepaya Airport (LPX)
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Date:Saturday 30 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-46215
MSN: 67302909
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:1934
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 51
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) from Liepaya Airport (LPX) (   Latvia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS), Latvia
Destination airport:Liepaya Airport (LPX/EVLA), Latvia
The Antonov An-24B passenger plane operated on a domestic Aeroflot flight from Riga to Liepaya. On board were five crew members and 46 passengers.
During the approach to Liepaya the airplane was too high above the glide slope. At an altitude of 250 m, 4 km from the runway, the crew added takeoff power and commenced a missed approach procedure. At that moment, the right hand engine lost power. While the crew struggled to feather the propeller, the aircraft lost altitude. It rolled 40 degrees to the right and struck a snow-covered field about 500 m from the runway.

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Distance from Riga-Central Airport to Liepaya Airport as the crow flies is 188 km (117 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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