Date & Time: Nov 6, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-24
Registration:
RA-47356
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yakutsk - Khandyga - Ust-Nera
MSN:
67310605
YOM:
1976
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On the leg from Khandyga to Ust-Nera of a flight from Yakutsk to Ust-Nera, crew mistook the new runway 85 (still under construction) for the operational runway 75 in poor visibility. When ATC realized this, they twice ordered the crew to go around but the crew failed to comply and touched down on runway 85. During the landing run, captain tried to go around but the check pilot aborted this attempt some seconds later. The confused flight engineer retracted the landing gear and the aircraft came to rest on its belly, suffering substantial damage. All 5 crew and 24 passengers escaped unhurt.