Accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-46807, Monday 15 January 1979
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Date:Monday 15 January 1979
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24B
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46807
MSN: 57302109
Year of manufacture:1965
Total airframe hrs:23844 hours
Cycles:17627 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:5,3 km NW of Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP) -   Belarus
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK)
Destination airport:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM)
Narrative:
The An-24 passenger plane, CCCP-46807, was destroyed in an accident while on approach to Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP). All five crew members were killed and just one of the nine passengers survived the accident.
The pilot switched off the de-icing system too early during the approach through clouds in icing conditions. Flaps were selected to 38 degrees with an ice-covered stabiliser which resulted in the aircraft losing longitudinal stability and pitching over. Control was lost and the airplane crashed in a snow-covered clay pit.

Sources:

Soviet Transports
airdisaster.ru

Statistics

  • 32nd worst accident in 1979
  • 55th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 31st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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