Airplane Crash - Near Zavitinsk, Russia 08/24/1981

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Zavitinsk, Russia


Date08/24/1981
LocationNear Zavitinsk, Russia
OperatorAeroflot / Military - Russian Air Force
RouteKomsomol'sk-na-Amure - Blagoveshchensk
TypeAntonov AN-24RV / Soviet Air Force TU-16
RegistrationCCCP-46653
Cn/In47309204
Aboard32
Fatalities31
Ground0
SummaryMidair collision with a Soviet Air Force TU-16. The only surviving passenger, a 20 year old woman was found in a forest 3 days later. Poor communication between civilian and military ATCs.

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