Aeroflot Flight 601

Aeroflot Flight 601Saturday December 24, 1983
The airliner crashed on approach in adverse weather. Instead of a go-around the pilot put the plane in a tight turn to the right with a high slip angle, leading to a loss of airspeed. After descending through decision height the pilot attempted a go-around but the plane rolled to the left and lost altitude. After the bank angle reached 90 degrees the aircraft crashed short of the runway.

Crash Details

DateSaturday December 24, 1983
LocationLeshukonskoye, Russia
Passengers44
Crew5
Fatalities44
Survivors5
Aircraft TypeAntonov AN-24
OperatorAeroflot
RegistrationCCCP-46617
Flight OriginArkhangelsk
Flight Destination Leshukonskoye
Leshukonskoye, Russia
Aeroflot
Antonov AN-24
1983