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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 19 December 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-46299
MSN: 77303901
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:19664
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,1 km (0.7 mls) from Samarkand Airport (SKD) (   Uzbekistan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Samarkand Airport (SKD/UTSS), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:Samarkand Airport (SKD/UTSS), Uzbekistan
The Antonov 24 operated on a crew training flight out of Samarkand Airport (SKD), Uzbekistan. There were five crew members on board.
The ninth approach was flown with the no. 2 propeller feathered. The pilot executed a go around and selected gear up. The airplane turned right until it stalled.
It hit the ground at 690 m from the center line of the runway and 1,120 m from the runway end. A post-impact fire broke out.

Loss of control

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