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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 27 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-46418
C/n / msn: 87304103
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NW of Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia
Destination airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia
Narrative:
The Antonov lost control and crashed on approach to Mineralnye Vody's runway 12 when the pilot unintentionally applied reverse thrust at an altitude of 200 m, about 2000 m short of the runway.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Krasnodar Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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