Airplane Crash - Off Adler, Russia 09/09/1976

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Adler, Russia


Date09/09/1976
Time14:50
LocationOff Adler, Russia
OperatorAeroflot / Aeroflot
Flight #7957 /31
RouteDonetsk - Sochi /Rostov na Donu - Kerch
TypeAntonov AN-24 / Yakovlev Yak-40
Registration46518/87772
Cn/In37308504 / 9030713
Aboard90
Fatalities90
Ground0
SummaryMidair collision at FL187. ATC error. Fifty-two deaths on the Antonov, 38 on the Yak. Violation of separation rules. Contributing causes were insufficient visual alertness on the part of both crews and a lack of situation analysis based on air/ground radio communications.

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