ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-24 registration unknown Moe
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Date:Tuesday 19 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moe (   Estonia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Pärnu Airport (EPU/EEPU), Estonia
Destination airport:Tapa Airport (EETA), Estonia
The Antonov 24 was carrying Sukhoi Su-9 pilots from the PVO fighter regiment at Tapa. On finals, the airplane flew too low in bad visibility caused by snow flurry. The wing collided with the chimney of a spirit factory. The aircraft made half a roll, crashed and burnt out.

Collision with pole or wires
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» Michael Roch (e-mail 19-06-2006)


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Distance from Pärnu Airport to Tapa Airport as the crow flies is 124 km (77 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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Antonov An-24

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