ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-28 ES-NOV Kärdla
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 23 November 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-28
Operating for:ELK Airways
Leased from:Enimex
Registration: ES-NOV
MSN: 1AJ003-03
First flight: 1986
Total airframe hrs:1690
Engines: 2 Glushenkov TVD-10B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Kärdla (   Estonia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia
Destination airport:Kärdla Airport (KDL/EEKA), Estonia
ELK Airways flight 1007 departed Tallinn at 18:05 for a regular flight to Kärdla, on Hiiumaa Island. The Antonov took off from runway 08. It turned right on a direct course to the OZ beacon near Kärdla and climbed to the assigned cruising altitude of 6000 feet. At 18:19 the crew contacted Kärdla Tower: "Kärdla Tower, good evening, ELK1007, flight level 60 inbound OZ, request latest weather." The Tower controller then reported back with the latest weather information: "Good evening, actual weather at 20 minutes: Wind 020 degrees, 24 knots, visibility 8000 metres, snow, clouds overcast 1200 feet, broken 600 feet, temperature -0 degree, dewpoint -0 degree; QNH 1001, braking action is good, runway in use 32." One minute later the flight was cleared to descent to 1400 feet. At 18:29 the crew reported reaching 1400 feet, at 11 km from the airport. The airplane continued on a heading of 240 degrees towards the OZ NDB beacon, which was the Final Approach Fix (FAF) located about 4 km from the runway threshold. The crew continued their descent and initiated a slow turn towards the runway some 2,5 km short of the FAF. The aircraft descended into trees some 1,5 km short of the threshold when it was almost lined up with the runway.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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photo of Antonov-An-28-ES-NOV
accident date: 23-11-2001
type: Antonov An-28
registration: ES-NOV

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 Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport to Kärdla Airport as the crow flies is 122 km (76 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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