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Last updated: 18 April 2019
Date:Saturday 18 August 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registration: CCCP-46435
C/n / msn: 87304305
First flight: 1968
Total airframe hrs:7374
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 60
Total:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 64
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4,3 km (2.7 mls) E of Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK) (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Destination airport:Fort-Shevchenko Airport, Russia
An uncontained no. 1 engine failure on takeoff from Baku forced the crew to return to the airport. While manoeuvering, the left had wing tip struck a cable at an oil rig at Neftyanyye Kamni oilfield. The aircraft descended until it struck a pipe line 161 m further on. It struck another pipe line and went over an oil waste pits before coming to rest. A fire erupted.

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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 Baku-Bina International Airport to Fort-Shevchenko Airport as the crow flies is 457 km (286 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Antonov An-24

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  • 39th loss
  • 22nd fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
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