Date: March 16, 2005
Time: 1357
Location: Varandey, Russia
Operator: Regional Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Ufa - Usinsk - Perm - Varandey - Naryan Mar
AC Type: Antonov 24
Registration: RA-46489
cn / ln: 27308107
Aboard: 52   (passengers:45  crew:7)
Fatalities: 28   (passengers:26  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The Russian turboprop carrying oil workers, crashed into the ground and caught fire while on final approach to Varandey in heavy fog. The plane’s crew tried to make an emergency landing five kilometers away from the airport. The moment the plane touched the ground, the plane fell to one side broke up and caught fire. Pilot error. Lack of coordination among the crew and the blinding whiteness of the snow that disoriented the pilots, apparently causing them to perform a wrong maneuver.

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