Plane crash of AN-24RV in Cherkessk area. 1997
Plane crash of AN-24RV in Cherkessk area. 1997

Plane crash AN-24RV airlines 'CAAT' near Cherkessk

  • Date plane crash: 18.03.1997, the

  • Country air crash: Russia

  • Place the crash: Karachay-Cherkessia, Cherkessk area

  • Type of aircraft: An-24RV

  • Registration of aircraft: RA46516

  • Aviation company name: Stavropol Joint Stock Aviation Company (SAHAK)

  • Flight: SZHL-1023

Chronology of events:

During cruise flight at an altitude of 6000 m. The destruction took place on the fuselage of the aircraft An-24RV in toilet cubicles, which led to the separation of the tail section, and the crash. Everyone who was on board at the time of the disaster killed.

The investigation found that the aircraft fuselage had deep pockets of corrosion that occurred during the operation in the African country and have not been seen in the repair and maintenance of aircraft. Boarding places thinned to 1 mm, load-bearing elements for more than half of its lost section. All of this was the fact that under the increased load the fuselage in flight just collapsed.

Plane crash of AN-24RV in Cherkessk area. 1997

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 50: 6 44 crew members and passengers. Number of people killed 50: 6 crew 44passazhirov.

Details of the crash:

Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight

Identified causes of the crash: equipment failure

Data on the plane:

aircraft Brand: An-24RV

ID of the aircraft: RA-46516

Country where registered aircraft: Russia

Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 28.03.1973

Serial number of the aircraft: 37308502

Hours aircraft: 41182

The cycles of use of the aircraft: 27628

Flight data:

Flight: SZHL1023

Flight type: Chartered passenger

Aviation Company: Stavropol Joint Stock Aviation Company (SAHAK)

The country, which was registered aviation company: Russia

Flying from Stavropol (Shpakovskoye)

Flown in Trabzon

Original item: Stavropol (Shpakovskoye)

A final point: Trabzon