Loss of control Accident Antonov An-24RV CCCP-46617, Saturday 24 December 1983
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Date:Saturday 24 December 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24RV
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Arkhangelsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-46617
MSN: 37308704
Year of manufacture:1973
Total airframe hrs:20761 hours
Cycles:14302 flights
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24VT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 49
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Leshukonskoye Airport (LDG) -   Russia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA)
Destination airport:Leshukonskoye Airport (LDG/ULAL)
The An-24 approached Leshukonskoye (LDG), Russia, in conditions of overcast and drizzle. On final approach the turboprop plane deviated to the left of the glideslope. Instead of going around the pilot put the plane in a tight turn to the right with a high slip angle, leading to a loss of airspeed. After descending through decision height the pilot attempted a go around after all, but the plane began to roll left and lost height. The bank angle reached 90 degrees and the An-24 crashed 230 m past runway threshold and 110 m right of its extended centerline.
It appeared that the airplane had stalled due to loss of airspeed when reaching supercritical angles of slip.


Soviet Transports


  • 10th worst accident in 1983
  • 19th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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