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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 15 January 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46807
C/n / msn: 67302109
First flight: 1965
Total airframe hrs:23844
Cycles:17627
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5,3 km (3.3 mls) NW of Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP) (   Belarus)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine
Destination airport:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Belarus
Narrative:
The An-24 passenger plane, CCCP-46807, was destroyed in an accident while on approach to Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP). All five crew members were killed and just one of the nine passengers survived the accident.
The pilot switched off the de-icing system too early during the approach through clouds in icing conditions. Flaps were selected to 38 degrees with an ice-covered stabiliser which resulted in the aircraft losing longitudinal stability and pitching over. Control was lost and the airplane crashed in a snow-covered clay pit.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport to Minsk-1 International Airport as the crow flies is 430 km (269 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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