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An Antonov 24 passenger plane was involved in an accident near Donetsk, Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 13 FEB 2013
Time: 18:09
Type: Antonov 24RV
Operator: South Airlines
Registration: UR-WRA
C/n / msn: 37308709
First flight: 1973
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 44
Total: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: ca 2 km W of Donetsk Airport (DOK) (Ukraine)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Odessa-Central Airport (ODS) (ODS/UKOO), Ukraine
Destination airport: Donetsk Airport (DOK) (DOK/UKCC), Ukraine
Flightnumber: 8971

Narrative:
An Antonov 24 passenger plane was involved in an accident near Donetsk, Ukraine. There were 36 passengers and eight crew members on board, according the Donetsk Airport. According to the State Service of Emergency Ukraine there were 52 persons on board, including eight crew members. Five people were killed.
The airplane operated on a charter flight from Odessa (ODS) to Donetsk (DOK), carrying football fans on their way to a match of Shakhtar Donetsk against Borussia Dortmund.


Weather reported about the time of the accident (16:09 UTC / 18:00 LT) was:
UKCC 131600Z 07002MPS 030V090 0250 R08/0750N FG VV001 01/01 Q1026 08290055 BECMG 0200 FG VV001
[16:00 UTC / 18:00 LT: Wind 2m/sec at 070 degrees, varrying from 30 to 90 degrees; Visibility: 250 m (820 ft); Runway visual range at runway 08: 750 m (2460 ft); Fog; indefinite ceiling with vertical visibility of 100 feet AGL; Temperature: 1°C; Dew point: 1°C; Pressure : 1026 mb; Visibility becoming 200 m in fog with a vertical visibility of 100 feet AGL.]
UKCC 131630Z 00000MPS 0500 R08/1300VP2000D PRFG VV002 01/01 Q1026 08290055 BECMG 0200 FG VV001
UKCC 131700Z 00000MPS 0250 R08/0750N PRFG VV002 01/01 Q1026 08290055 BECMG 0200 FG VV001
[17:00 UTC / 19:00 LT: Visibility: 250 m (820 ft); Runway visual range at runway 08: 750 m (2460 ft); Partial fog; indefinite ceiling with vertical visibility of 200 feet AGL; Temperature: 1°C; Dew point: 1°C; Pressure : 1026 mb; Visibility becoming 200 m in fog with a vertical visibility of 100 feet AGL.]
UKCC 131730Z 00000MPS 0800 R08/0750V1800D PRFG VV001 01/01 Q1026 08290055 BECMG 0200 FG VV001


Sources:
» RIA Novosti
» URA-Inform
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 February 2013 )