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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Fecha:lunes 23 octubre 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operador:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registración: CCCP-46327
Numéro de série: 97305504
Año de Construcción: 1969
Horas Totales de la Célula:15851
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 26
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:24 km (15 milles) SE de la costa de Emelyanovka [Gulf of Sivash] (   Ucrania)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Stavropol Airport (STW/URMT), Rusia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Simferopol Airport (SIP/UKFF), Rusia
Número de Vuelo:6515
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.

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