- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 17, 2007
Time: 11:40
Location: Samara, Russia
Operator: UTAir Airlines
Flight #: UT-471
Route: Surgut - Samara
AC Type: Tuolev 134AK
Registration: RA-65021
cn / ln: 48390
Aboard: 57   (passengers:50  crew:7)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:6  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: While attempting to land in heavy fog, the airplane contacted the ground 400 m short of the runway. The left wing hit the ground and separated from the fuselage. The plane then rolled over inverted and the fuselage broke apart. The accident can be blamed on both the controller, who did not inform the pilot about the reduced visibility in time due to organizational problems, and on the pilot, who did not give the dispatcher the correct information about his landing trajectory and, consequently, did not decide to stop the landing procedure and try to take another approach at the time he should have done so.
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