On this day in 2006: Armavia A320 crashes in to Black Sea

On this day at 14:15, Amemian airline Armavia flight 967 missed its arrival in Sochi airport, due to poor weather conditions.

The Airbus A320 crash-landed as it attempted to make a second approach, and hurtled into the Black Sea, along the Russian coast, killing the total of 113 people on board. Air traffic control had said there had been “an improvement in weather condition.”

In reality the weather conditions did not meet the compulsory standards of 330ft and 1,500m visibility.

The aircraft had collected a total of 28,200 flying hours and 14,400 cycles.

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One Response to On this day in 2006: Armavia A320 crashes in to Black Sea

  1. Paul 3 May, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Another Armavia A320 was lost two days later (together with A320′s from Armenian International and HellasJet and a C-130 of the Belgian Air Force) in a Hangar fire at Brussels Airport.

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