Accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-46215, Saturday 30 December 1967
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Date:Saturday 30 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24B
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-46215
MSN: 67302909
Year of manufacture:1966
Total airframe hrs:1934 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 51
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,5 km from Liepaya Airport (LPX) -   Latvia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS)
Destination airport:Liepaya Airport (LPX/EVLA)
The Antonov An-24B passenger plane operated on a domestic Aeroflot flight from Riga to Liepaya. On board were five crew members and 46 passengers.
During the approach to Liepaya the airplane was too high above the glide slope. At an altitude of 250 m, 4 km from the runway, the crew added takeoff power and commenced a missed approach procedure. At that moment, the right hand engine lost power. While the crew struggled to feather the propeller, the aircraft lost altitude. It rolled 40 degrees to the right and struck a snow-covered field about 500 m from the runway.


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  • 15th worst accident in 1967
  • 22nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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26-Feb-2024 08:11 ASN Updated [Source]

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