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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Datum:Donnerstag 9 September 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-24RV
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Belarus
Kennzeichen: CCCP-46518
Werknummer: 37308504
Baujahr: 1973
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 41 / Insassen: 41
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 46 / Insassen: 46
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:37 km (23.1 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Anapa [Black Sea] (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Donetsk Airport (DOK/UKCC), Ukraine
Flug nach:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russland
Flugnummer:7957
Unfallbericht:
Aeroflot Flight 31, a Yakovlev 40 (CCCP-87772) on its way to Kerch, had been cleared to FL187. This altitude however, was intended for the reciprocal track. The Yakovlev collided head-on with the Antonov 24 which was on its way to Sochi. The wreckage sank in water, 1500-1600 feet deep.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Violation of separation rules. Contributing causes were insufficient visual alertness on the part of both crews and a lack of 'situation analysis' based on air/ground radio communications.

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Distance from Donetsk Airport to Adler/Sochi Airport as the crow flies is 538 km (336 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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