Date & Time: Jan 29, 2013 at 1313 LT
Operator:
Registration:
UP-CJ006
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kokshetau - Almaty
MSN:
7413
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
VSV760
Country:
Kazakhstan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
16
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
21
Aircraft flight hours:
25707
Aircraft flight cycles:
22975
Circumstances:
On approach to Almaty in low visibility due to freezing fog, aircraft hit the ground some five km short of runway 23R and was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. All 21 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, horizontal visibility was estimated 300 meters and vertical 30 meters, requiring a Cat IIIb certified crew and aircraft. Thus, the crew was not authorized to land in such conditions but allowed to descend until the decision height fixed at a height of 30 meters for this type of aircraft. It appears that the decision of the crew to perform a go around was too late.