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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Montag 23 Oktober 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-24B
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-46327
Werknummer: 97305504
Baujahr: 1969
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:13457
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:24 km (15 Meilen) SE vom Land entfernt von Emelyanovka [Gulf of Sivash] (   Ukraine)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Stavropol Airport (STW/URMT), Russland
Flug nach:Simferopol Airport (SIP/UKFF), Russland
An Antonov An-24B passenger plane, operated by Aeroflot's North Caucasus' Division was damaged beyond repair in an accident in the Gulf of Sivash, Ukraine.
All 21 passengers and five crew members were killed.
The airplane operated flight SU6515 from Stavropol (STW) to Lviv (LWO) with an en route stop at Simferopol (SIP). En route at an altitude of 2400 m the airplane entered icing conditions in clouds for some 15 to 20 minutes. The de-icing system was switched on too late and that both engines flamed out. When the crew tried to restart the left engine the aircraft entered a spiral and crashed into the shallow Gulf of Sivash.

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Distance from Stavropol Airport to Simferopol Airport as the crow flies is 634 km (396 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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