Plane crash of AN-24RV in Sukhumi. 1977
Plane crash of AN-24RV in Sukhumi. 1977

Plane crash of AN-24RV Kirovograd SHVLP in Sukhumi

Date of the crash: November 08.07.1977, XNUMX

Time of the crash: 21:39

Country of the crash: the USSR

Location of the crash: Georgian SSR, Abkhaz ASSR, near Sukhumi

aircraft Brand: An-24RV

Registration of aircraft: SSSR46847

Name of air carrier: Aeroflot (USSR)

Subdivision: Kirovograd SHVLP GA

Chronology of events:

Approximately an hour after the catastrophe, the arriving boat was picked up from the water by commander-instructor Revenko, who was seriously injured and held on to a floating piece of aircraft on the water. He said that after flying the height of 120, he seemed to have been hit on the head, after that he did not remember anything and was already awake in the water. Revenko’s injuries show that he was not in a working active posture at the time of the disaster. For injuries to the head, it was found that he had hit the onboard radar tube, his material has damping characteristics. Evidence that indicates a sudden loss of health has not been established, but some indirect factors do not exclude this: 

a) sudden loss of consciousness after passing height 120 m;

b) lack of adequate reaction in reducing aircraft;

c) the absence of an active working posture.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 7: 7 crew members. Total killed 6 people: 6 crew members.

Details of the crash:

Phase of flight: climb

Identified causes of the crash: the reasons for non-standard

Data on the plane:

aircraft Brand: An-24RV

Aircraft ID: SSSR46847

Country where registered aircraft: the USSR

Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 14.01.1972

The serial number of the aircraft: 27307505

Hours aircraft: 5698

The cycles of use of the aircraft: 16941

Engines: N4432012 N4112057

Flight data:

Tour type: Training (training session)

The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)

Division: Kirovograd SHVLP GA

The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR

Flying from: Sukhumi (Babushera)

Flying in: Kirovohrad

Original item: Sukhumi (Babushera)

A final point: Kirovograd

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

KBC instructor Vladimir Maksimovic Revenko

navigator-instructor Vladimir Ilyich Sagan

mechanic instructor Alex Stepanovich Borisov

Pilots listeners:

Gennady Vasilyevich Meshkov

Anatoly Suchkov

Gennady Mozgachёv

Yuri Raczkowski