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Plane crash Yak-42 near Thessaloniki. 1997
Plane crash Yak-42 near Thessaloniki. 1997

Plane crash Yak-42 airline AeroSvit near Thessaloniki

  • Date of the crash: 17.12.1997, the

  • The time of the crash: 19: 13

  • Country plane crash: Greece

  • Place the crash: near Katerini

  • Type of aircraft: Yak-42

  • Join the aircraft: UR42334

  • Aviation company name: Aerosweet (Aerosvit)

  • Flight: 241

Chronology of events:

Flight Thessaloniki Kiev Aerosvit Airlines was performed on the aircraft Boeing-737. During the stopover in Odessa on board the fault has been detected that preclude continued flight in this aircraft. Aviation company: Aerosvit, without replacing their faulty airplane aircraft concluded with airline Air Lviv lease on Yak-42 to perform flight to Thessaloniki. The crew moved the aircraft from the city and has landed in Odessa 15: 23. In Thessaloniki flight was continued in 17: 23. After entering the control zone of Thessaloniki crew was given permission to approach and reduction of strip 16 scheme ILS and VOR / DME. The weather conditions were less than the minimum airport, but clouds and the dark was not given the opportunity to survey the land. The crew declined significantly from the approach procedure and at too high altitude went to the airport and walked over it. In accordance with the records of the cabin voice recorder due to loss of orientation of the crew did not even realize this, then later learned from the manager of the airport flight. The crew was given an indication to go right turn climbing up 1800 m airport beacon. The crew confirmed the designation. In the cab, at the same time continuing confusion, which began at the first landing. As a result, the crew installed the scheme missed and did not follow the right turn is not fulfilled. The crew did not report a loss of spatial orientation Because of the lack of radar controllers were unable to verify the information on the whereabouts of the crew. Located at an altitude below the safety circuit is the approach, the aircraft in 19: 13 collided at an altitude of 1 050 m from the mountainside-Pente Pigadia in 69 km south-west of the airport. The crash site was found after 3 days. During the searches, which were held in conditions of very poor visibility, crashed another plane C-130 = military air forces of Greece.

Plane crash Yak-42 near Thessaloniki. 1997

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 70: 8 62 crew members and passengers. Total killed 70 people: crew 8, 62 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: a missed approach

  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: Yak-42

  • ID of the aircraft: UR-42334

  • Country where registered aircraft: Ukraine

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1986

  • Serial number of the aircraft: 4520422606164

  • Hours aircraft: 12008

  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 6836

  • Engines: 2253604401019 7083603001089

Flight data:

  • Flight: 241

  • Tour type: Regular passenger

  • Aviation Company: Aerosweet (Aerosvit)

  • The country in which the company was registered aircraft: Ukraine

  • Flying from: Odessa

  • Flying in Thessaloniki

  • Original item: Kiev (Borispol)

  • A final point: Thessaloniki

The details:

The findings, which investigated plane crash

1) The failure of the crew to perform the correct circuit missed approach and landing

2) The failure of the crew to use the correct equipment of aircraft and radio navigation aids, and interpret information displayed by them.

3) The crew of the loss of orientation is not reported.

4) After triggering system proximity warning with the ground for half a minute before the crash the commander did not immediately began to climb the maximum possible.

5) The lack of resource management between the crew, the crew interaction, confusion in the cockpit.

6) Issue not enough qualified and trained crew in a regular flight.


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