Accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-46357, Sunday 6 January 1974
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Date:Sunday 6 January 1974
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-46357
MSN: 07305807
Year of manufacture:1970
Total airframe hrs:9280 hours
Cycles:8083 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Mukachevo -   Ukraine
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ivano-Frankovsk Airport (IFO/UKLI)
Destination airport:Uzhgorod Airport (UDJ/UKLU)
The airport at Uzhgorod (UDJ) was temporarily closed, so the flight attempted to land at the Mukachevo military airport. While descending for the airport, the de-icing system was switched off. The airplane continued the approach through clouds in icing conditions. Flaps were selected at 38 degrees with an ice-covered stabiliser.
This resulted in the aircraft loosing longitudinal stability. It pitched over, went out of control and crashed with a pitch of some 70 degrees. The airplane came down on a dirt road 100 metres behind the Outer Marker and burnt out.

Soviet Transports


  • 30th worst accident in 1974
  • 46th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 16th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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