Sakha Avia Flight 301

Sakha Avia Flight 301 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Kutana to Aldan via Uchur in Russia. On 26 August 1993 the Let L-410 Turbolet operating the flight crashed on approach to Aldan airport, killing all 24 people on board. It is the deadliest aviation disaster involving the Let L-410 Turbolet.[1][2]

Sakha Avia Flight 301
Russian Air Force Let L-410 Medvedev-1.jpg
A Let L-410 Turbolet similar to the aircraft involved
Accident
Date26 August 1993 (1993-08-26)
SummaryCrashed on approach due to overloading of aircraft
Sitenear Aldan Airport, Russia
Aircraft
Aircraft typeLet L-410 Turbolet
OperatorSakha Avia
IATA flight No.K7301
ICAO flight No.SKH301
Call signSAKHAAVIA 301
RegistrationRA-67656
Flight originKutana Airport
StopoverUchur Airport
DestinationAldan Airport
Occupants24
Passengers22
Crew2
Fatalities24
Survivors0

AccidentEdit

The aircraft was on final approach to Aldan Airport. The flaps were extended for landing, however, when this happened, the aircraft abruptly pitched up to 40 degrees, stalled and crashed into the ground 896 feet (273 m) from the runway. All 24 people on board were killed.[1]

AircraftEdit

The aircraft involved was a three-year-old L-410UVP-E (registration RA-67656) which first flew in 1990. The aircraft was powered by two Walter M-601E engines.[1]

InvestigationEdit

The investigation determined that the aircraft was overloaded, moving the center of gravity to the rear.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Let L-410UVP-E RA-67656 Aldan Airport (ADH)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  2. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Aircraft type index > Let L-410". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2019-05-02.