Loss of control Accident Antonov An-24RV B-492, Wednesday 21 January 1976
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Date:Wednesday 21 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24RV
Registration: B-492
MSN: 47309409
Year of manufacture:1974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Changsha Datuopu Airport (CSX) -   China
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport (CAN/ZGGG)
Destination airport:Changsha Datuopu Airport (CSX/ZGCS)
Crashed on approach. Witnesses reported that the plane descended below cloud ceiling and its attitude appeared unstable. The plane banked to the left and impacted the ground. Chinese investigators could not reach a firm conclusion as the An-24 involved in the accident was not fitted with flight recorders, but it was speculated that the port engine might had failed due to icing.


Soviet Transports


  • 21st worst accident in 1976
  • 24th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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