Plane crash AN-24B near Saratov airport. 1971
Plane crash AN-24B near Saratov airport. 1971

Plane crash of AN-CAA 24B Volga near Saratov Airport

  • Date of the crash: 01.12.1971, the
  • The time of the crash: 21: 48
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Saratov region, Saratov Near Airport
  • Type of aircraft: An-24B
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP46788
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Privolzhskoye CAA, OAO Saratov
  • Flight: 2174 

Chronology of events: Flying in the clouds lasted approximately 3 minutes. 50 seconds. During this time could appear ice thickness 15 mm with broken POS. The crew with the growth of ice taken to conserve speed flight action, moving the engines on an enlarged mode and closing the valves air-conditioning system. But these measures failed to prevent mode uncontrolled movement, which was characterized by a sharp departure from the course to the right with a large krenenii and rate of descent.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 57: 4 53 crew members and passengers. Total killed 57 people: crew 4, 53 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identify the causes of the crash: the weather
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: An-24B
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-46788
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 04.04.1965
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 57301801
  • Hours aircraft: 10913
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 8544
  • Engines: H H 4112079 4042036
Flight data:
  • Flight: 2174
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Privolzhskoye CAA, OAO Saratov
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Ufa
  • Flying in: Saratov
  • Original item: Sverdlovsk (Koltsovo)
  • A final point: Saratov
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Peter Fedorovich Kostyuchenko
  • the co-pilot Alexander Milan
  • mechanic Vladimir Petrovich Dubtsov
  • Natalia S. steward Ryabukha