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Angara Airlines Flight 5007 was a passenger flight which ditched into the Ob River, Russia, on 11 July 2011. Seven of the 37 people on board died. The aircraft involved, an Antonov An-24, was operating Angara Airlines' scheduled domestic service from Bogashevo Airport, Tomsk to Surgut International Airport, Surgut. After a fire developed in the port engine in flight, the crew attempted to divert to Nizhnevartovsk Airport, but instead ditched in the river.

Aircraft

The accident aircraft was an Antonov An-24RV, a 44-seat twin turboprop transport, registered RA-47302.



Accident

Flight 5007 was en route from Bogashevo Airport, Tomsk, Russia to Surgut International Airport, Surgut with 4 crew and 33 passengers on board.The aircraft took off from Bogashevo at 10:10 local time. During the flight, an engine oil contamination alert was shown to the crew whilst the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 6,000 metres (20,000 ft). At 11:48, the port engine was reported to be on fire. The application of both fire extinguishers failed to extinguish the fire. The crew decided to divert to Nizhnevartovsk Airport. The aircraft subsequently ditched in the Ob River, either near Medvedevo, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) short of Nizhnevartovsk, or at Strezhevoy, 63 kilometres (39 mi) east of Nizhnevartovsk and 183 kilometres (114 mi) east of Surgut. Seven of the 37 people on board were killed. The aircraft was written off, with the tail and port engine having been ripped off and the starboard engine partially detached from its mountings. The aircraft came to rest in shallow water. Twenty people were reported to have been taken to hospital.

Investigation

The Interstate Aviation Committee (Russian: Межгосударственный авиационный комитет (МАК)) of the Commonwealth of Independent States opened an investigation into the accident. Both cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder were recovered. МАК stated that it had downloaded information from both instruments.

On 17 August, it was reported that the maintenance of the aircraft was not compliant with Russian Law. A check stated to have been done and entered in the aircraft's technical logbook had not been performed. A criminal investigation was opened and two officials of Angara Airlines were charged.

Angara Airlines Flight 5007

The aircraft involved in the accident as seen in February 2011 at Tolmachevo Airport.
Accident summary
Date 11 July 2011
Type Ditching after engine fire
Site Ob River, Russia
Passengers 33
Crew 4
Injuries 20
Fatalities 7
Survivors 30
Aircraft type Antonov An-24RV
Operator Angara Airlines
Registration RA-47302
Flight origin Bogashevo Airport, Tomsk, Russia
Destination Surgut International Airport, Surgut, Russia