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Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Datum:zaterdag 22 november 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registratie: LZ-ANA
Constructienummer: 67302707
Bouwjaar: 1966
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 42
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 45
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF) (   Bulgarije)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgarije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgarije
Beschrijving:
There was heavy snowfall at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria as an Antonov 24 was preparing for the evening flight to Varna (VAR). The airplane was de-iced and taxied towards runway 10 for departure. However, the runway was closed for snow removal.
When the runway had been cleared, the crew were cleared for takeoff. However, the holdover time for de-icing had passed. Takeoff was commenced without de-icing. The An-24 failed to gain height on takeoff and came down in a ravine of the Iskar River. There was no fire. The co-pilot was killed and two passengers drowned in the water.

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» Flight International 27 November 75(778)
» Soviet Transports


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport en Varna Airport bedraagt 362 km (226 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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