The aircraft, emergency landing in Nizhneangarsk, was exploited for 42 years
An-24 aircraft, emergency landing in Nizhneangarsk, has been in operation since 1977.
“An-24, tail number 47366, has been operated since 1977. Technically, the aircraft was in good condition, serviced in accordance with the regulations, ”RIA Novosti quotes the representative of Angara Airlines.
He noted that the plane was scheduled to leave on Wednesday, June 26, but the flight was canceled due to weather conditions.
There were a total of 43 passengers and four crew members. Two pilots died.
Turboprop aircraft made the flight on the route Ulan-Ude - Nizhneangarsk - Irkutsk, when he, according to preliminary data, refused one of the engines. After landing in Nizhneangarsk An-24 rolled out of the runway, crashed into a building and caught fire.