ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-26 CCCP-26569 Baykit (BKT)
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Date:Monday 26 March 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-26569
MSN: 3809
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:4524
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,7 km (1.1 mls) E of Baykit (BKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yeniseysk Airport (EIE/UNII), Russia
Destination airport:Baykit Airport (BKT/UNIB), Russia
The Antonov 26 crashed into a wooded hillside while on approach to Baykit (BKT), Russia. The airplane carried a cargo of oranges, 3700 kg. Some passengers were allowed to travel to Baykit by the captain of the plane.
The controller had instructed the crew to carry out a missed approach because runway 24 was blocked. The flight continued on runway heading and just barely climbed until striking the hill.


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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 Yeniseysk Airport to Baykit Airport as the crow flies is 423 km (265 miles).

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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