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Encyclopedia > Armavia Flight 967
Armavia Flight 967
Summary
Date   May 3, 2006
Type   Crash on approach
Site   6 km off Adler-Sochi International Airport over Black Sea
Fatalities   113
Injuries   0
Aircraft
Aircraft type   Airbus A320-211[1]
Operator   Armavia
Tail number   EK-32009
Passengers   105
Crew   8
Survivors   0

Armavia Flight 967 was a flight operated by Armavia, the largest international airline of Armenia on May 3, 2006, from Yerevan in Armenia to Sochi, a Black Sea coastal resort city in Russia which has had an Armenian guest worker population. The airplane crashed during its second approach to Sochi airport, killing all 113 aboard. May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Located at Adler, disctrict of Sochi, Russia. ... NASA satelite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Armavia Airbus A320 crashed in the Black Sea Armavia (Ô±Ö€Õ´Õ¡Õ¾Õ«Õ¡) is currently the largest airline in Armenia operating international flights out of its main base at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, Armenia. ... The Armavia Airbus A320 crashed in the Black Sea Armavia (Ô±Ö€Õ´Õ¡Õ¾Õ«Õ¡) is currently the largest airline in Armenia operating international flights out of its main base at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, Armenia. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Location Location of Yerevan in Armenia Government Country Armenia Established 782 BC Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Geographical characteristics Area  - City 227 km² Population  - City (2004)    - Density 1,226,000   5196. ... Sochi Coat of Arms, adopted on 15 June 1967 Sochi (Russian: Со́чи) is the most popular Russian resort, situated in the Krasnodar Krai, near the Russian border with Abkhazia, Georgia. ... NASA satelite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ...


The accident was the first major commercial airline crash in 2006. [2]

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Circumstances

The aircraft was carrying 113 people, including six children and eight crew members. It was scheduled to depart Zvartnots International Airport (EVN) (UGEE) at 01:45 Armenian Daylight Time (20:45 UTC, May 2) and arrive at Adler-Sochi International Airport (AER) at 02:00 Moscow Daylight Time (22:00 UTC, May 2). The aircraft disappeared from radar screens at about 02:15 Moscow time (22:15 UTC, May 2) [3] and was confirmed to have crashed early on May 3, 2006 off the Black Sea coast shortly before it was to land at the airport. [4] Zvartnots International Airport (IATA: EVN, ICAO: UDYZ) is located near Zvartnots, about 10 km west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Located at Adler, disctrict of Sochi, Russia. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


It was reported that the weather in the area was bad with rough seas, driving rain and low visibility when the aircraft approached the airport. Armavia released a statement on their website claiming that weather was to blame but also included that all maintenance on the plane was supervised by officials from a foreign firm. Investigators do not believe terrorism was involved.


Rescue and recovery efforts

Wreckage from the plane was spotted six kilometers (four miles) from the coastline. Rescuers also found baggage and life jackets among the wreckage. The first group of bodies were recovered from the sea not long after the rescue effort began. None were found to be wearing a life jacket, possibly indicating a lack of warning before the accident. Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Yulia Stadnikova said that the aircraft was lying on the seabed, 400 meters (1,312 ft) below the surface. The current weather conditions are delaying recovery efforts. Twenty-six of the passengers were Russian citizens, seventy-nine were Armenian.


The plane

The plane, an Airbus A320-211 with tail number EK-32009, formerly owned by the now defunct Australian airline Ansett until its collapse in September 2001, had been operated by Armavia on a lease since February 2004 which was due to expire in February 2007. This lease followed a prolonged period of storage. The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... This Cessna 150 displays the registration G-AVIT. The G- prefix denotes that it is registered in the United Kingdom. ... Ansett Australia or Ansett was a major Australian domestic and international airline, flying many passengers around Australia and to many destinations in Asia at its height in 1996. ... The Armavia Airbus A320 crashed in the Black Sea Armavia (Ô±Ö€Õ´Õ¡Õ¾Õ«Õ¡) is currently the largest airline in Armenia operating international flights out of its main base at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, Armenia. ...


Cause of crash

An inquiry by Armenian, French, and Russian officials in inspecting the retrieved black boxes arrived to the conclusion that pilot error had led to the crash of the airliner.[5] An Armenian civil aviation official stated that "The A-320's flight modeling showed the flight was stable until 17 seconds before the crash." Furthermore, "stormy weather and inadequate ground control had to be factored in as well. He [the official] said flight recordings suggested that the air traffic controller's instructions had made the crew angry and nervous."


Notes

  1. ^ Pechenkin, Andrei (2006-03-26). Armavia Airbus A320-211. Airliners.net. Retrieved on 2006-06-20.
  2. ^ Kebabjian, Richard. PlaneCrashInfo.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-20.
  3. ^ Eckel, Mike. "113 Killed in Russian Plane Crash", ABC News, 2006-05-03. Retrieved on 2006-06-20.
  4. ^ Myers, Steven Lee. "Rescuers search for bodies from Armenian plane crash", The New York Times via The International Herald Tribune, 2006-05-03. Retrieved on 2006-06-20.
  5. ^ Novosti. Armenia's A-320 crash down to last-second crew panic -official. RIA Novosti. July 28, 2006.

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ...

See also

// Accidents and incidents on commercial aircraft grouped by the year that the incident or accident occurred. ...

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