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Date:Friday 9 December 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24RV
Operator:Aeroflot, Tyumen Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-47695
MSN: 27307602
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:11791
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 4 km from Tarko-Sale Airport (TQL) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tarko-Sale Airport (TQL/USDS), Russia
Destination airport:Surgut Airport (SGC/USRR), Russia
An Aeroflot An-24 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed and burned after takeoff from Tarko-Sale Airport. The airplane took off at night and entered a steep attitude after the flaps were raised. The airplane descended and crashed into a taiga area.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tarko-Sale Airport to Surgut Airport as the crow flies is 452 km (283 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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Antonov An-24

  • 1332 built
  • 64th loss
  • 38th fatal accident
  • 29th worst accident (at the time)
  • 53rd worst accident (currently)
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