Accident Antonov An-24B CCCP-46349, Thursday 20 November 1975
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Date:Thursday 20 November 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24B
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Belarus
Registration: CCCP-46349
MSN: 97305708
Year of manufacture:1969
Total airframe hrs:9445 hours
Cycles:8146 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 50
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:17 km W of Kharkov Airport (HRK) -   Ukraine
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR)
Destination airport:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH)
The An-24 passenger plane, CCCP-46349, was damaged beyond repair in a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accident near Kharkov Airport (HRK). One crew member and eighteen passengers were killed; three crew members and 28 passengers survived the accident.
Air traffic control reported a wrong QNH setting to the crew. The altimeter was thus programmed with incorrect parameters, causing false altitude indications.
The readings of the barometric altimeter differed from the real altitude by 220 metres. On approach to Kharkov in clouds the crew ignored the warning of the ground proximity warning system and continued their descent until the aircraft hit trees, crashing into the slope of a hill.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Mineralnyye Vody to Gomel via Rostov and Kharkov.


Soviet Transports


  • 23rd worst accident in 1975
  • 51st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 21st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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