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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Date:Sunday 17 July 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Bykovo Avia
Registration: RA-46575
MSN: 87304810
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kherson Airport (KHE) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kherson Airport (KHE/UKOH), Ukraine
Destination airport:Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA/UUBB), Russia
Flightnumber: 86
The Antonov 24B sustained substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Kherson Airport (KHE), Ukraine. During takeoff the flight engineer prematurely retracted the undercarriage. The main gear partially retracted as the airplane sank back, contacting the runway with the fuselage. The speed increased to 190 km/h until power was cut, eight seconds after the aircraft touched the runway. The aircraft finally came to rest at a distance of 1670 m from the beginning of the runway.

Premature gear retraction on take-off
Runway mishap

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Distance from Kherson Airport to Moskva-Bykovo Airport as the crow flies is 1059 km (662 miles).

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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