Date & Time: May 3, 2006 at 0213 LT
Type of aircraft:
Airbus A320
Operator:
Registration:
EK-32009
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Erevan-Sotchi
MSN:
0547
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
RNV967
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
105
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
113
Captain / Total flying hours:
5458
Captain / Total hours on type:
1436
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2185
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1022
Aircraft flight hours:
28234
Aircraft flight cycles:
14376
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing its second approach when it disappeared from radar screens. It crashed 6 km off shore and the crew did not send any distress call. All 113 occupants were killed instantly. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were as follow : wind variable at 2 kt per hour, visibility 4 km, light rain showers, mist at 600 ft, overcast at 2,700 ft, thunder clouds, temperature 11° C, dewpoint 11° C, QNH 1018, horizontal visibility reduced at 1,500 metres and vertical visibility reduced at 500 ft. Built in 1995, the aircraft accumulated approximately 28,200 flying hours for 14,400 cycles.