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.
|Date:||15 JAN 1979|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Ukraine|
|C/n / msn:|| 67302109|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Total airframe hrs:||23844|
|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|
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.
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Distance from Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport to Minsk-1 International Airport as the crow flies is 430 km (269 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.