Date: February 13, 2013
Time: 18:09
Location: Donetsk, Ukraine
Operator: South Airlines
Flight #: 8971
Route: Odessa - Donetsk
AC Type: Antonov AN-24RV
Registration: UR-WRA
cn / ln: 37308709
Aboard: 45   (passengers:41  crew:4)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:5  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: While attempting to land on runway 8 in dense fog, the plane overran the runway , overturned and caught fire. The airplane operated as a charter flight carrying football fans on their way to a match of Shakhtar Donetsk against Borussia Dortmund. Pilot error. A loss of speed by the aircraft during thelanding approach due to an error of the unprepared crew. The crew had no clearance to land given the weather conditions.

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