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Last updated: 10 April 2021
Date:Friday 12 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46809
C/n / msn: 67302306
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:11329
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) from Vinnitsa Airport (VIN) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine
Destination airport:Vinnitsa Airport (VIN/UKWW), Ukraine
Weather was poor at Vinnitsa Airport (VIN) due to fog, low clouds and freezing rain. The first approach was abandoned. The flight crew initiated a go around during the second approach as well. While executing the go around, the aircraft stalled and crashed 850 metres short of the runway threshold

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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 Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport to Vinnitsa Airport as the crow flies is 183 km (115 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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