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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 23 December 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-26505
MSN: 6701
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:4686
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,1 km (0.7 mls) NE of Severo-Yeniseysk Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yeniseysk Airport (EIE/UNII), Russia
Destination airport:Severo-Yeniseysk Airport (UNIS), Russia
The aircraft descended below the glide path while on final approach to Severo-Yeniseysk Airport in difficult weather conditions at night. The decision to go around was taken too late and the aircraft hit trees on the slope of a hill, 105 metres west of the inner marker and 1140 metres before the runway threshold. The aircraft crashed and broke up.
It appeared that the navigator and the flight mechanic were intoxicated and did not fulfil their functions.

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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 Severo-Yeniseysk Airport as the crow flies is 216 km (135 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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