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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Monday 17 November 1975
Time:22:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-46467
C/n / msn: 27307905
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:7335
Cycles:6878
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) NE of Gali (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Destination airport:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
Flightnumber:6274
Narrative:
The An-24 passenger plane, CCCP-46467, was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain near Gali, Georgia. All 33 passengers and five crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a night time domestic flight from Tbilisi (TBS) to Sukhumi (SUI). The crew decided to circumnavigate a thunderstorm but failed to ascertain their actual position. A descent was initiated while being 25 km north of the standard flight path. The airplane descended until it flew into the side of Mount Apshara at an elevation of 2250 metres, 330 metres below the summit.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Tbilisi Airport to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport as the crow flies is 340 km (213 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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