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Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:Sunday 8 March 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24T
Operator:Aeroflot, Central Region Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-46280
C/n / msn: 7910104
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:10035
Cycles:7695
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,4 km (0.3 mls) from Kursk-Vostochny Airport (URS) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
Destination airport:Kursk-Vostochny Airport (URS/UUOK), Russia
Narrative:
The Antonov descended below the glide slope until it contacted trees 420 m short of the runway and 250 m to the left of the extended centreline. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Kuybyshev Airport to Kursk-Vostochny Airport as the crow flies is 948 km (592 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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