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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Sunday 3 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-46248
MSN: 77303206
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:4557
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 51 / Occupants: 51
Total:Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 55
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Preobrazhenka, Dnepropetrovsk Region (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK/UKDD), Ukraine
Destination airport:Vinnitsa Airport (VIN/UKWW), Ukraine
An Antonov 24B passenger plane, registered CCCP-46248, was destroyed in an accident at Preobrazhenskoye, Dnepropetrovsk Region, Ukraine. All 51 passengers and four crew members were killed. The airplane operated on a flight from Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK) to Vinnitsa Airport (VIN).
The An-24 departed from Dnepropetrovsk at 15:47 and began to climb to the assigned cruising altitude of 5100 m. At 15:58 the crew reported reaching 3600 m and were cleared to climb further to 4200 m.
At an altitude of 4000 m propeller blade no. 2 separated from the left hand engine. The blade punctured the fuselage, severing elevator and aileron controls. The crew could not control the airplane anymore. It entered a descent and went into a spin until it crashed into the ground.

Prop/turbine blade separation
Loss of control

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Distance from Dnepropetrovsk Airport to Vinnitsa Airport as the crow flies is 481 km (301 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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