Accident Antonov An-24 CCCP-46722, Friday 17 December 1976
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Date:Friday 17 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46722
MSN: 37300302
Year of manufacture:1963
Total airframe hrs:27244 hours
Cycles:24754 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 55
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1 km from Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV) -   Ukraine
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chernovtsy Airport (CWC/UKLN)
Destination airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK)
Weather was poor when the An-24 approached Kiev-Zhulhyany (IEV). Conditions included low clouds, fog, snow with a visibility of 600 m at night. At a distance of 2500 m short of the runway threshold, the airplane descended below the glideslope. The crew continued their descend below decision height, although they had not obtained visual contact with the runway yet. The Antonov descended until it contacted a concrete obstruction 1265 m short of the runway. It continued 115 m and collided with a railway embankment.
The fact that visibility had decreased below minima (700 m) was not reported to the crew.

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  • 18th worst accident in 1976
  • 15th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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