South Airlines Antonov AN-24RV plane crash
The Antonov AN-24 operated by South Airlines took off from Odessa, Ukraine, for a passenger flight to Donetsk, Ukraine. 44 passengers and 8 crewmembers were onboard. The plane crashed while landing at Donetsk, killing 5 people and injuring many others.
The plane performed an uneventful flight until the final moment of the landing phase. The crew had not reported any problems and not declared emergency or priority. Seconds before touching down, the aircraft rolled sharply to the right and impacted the ground off the runway twice, the right hand engine burst into flames, the aircraft spun right and came to a stop on soft ground to the right of runway and parallel taxiway.
The captain reported that a patch of fog floated onto the runway obscuring the view, the runway disappeared from view. At that moment the aircraft impacted something.
Preliminary data suggest, the aircraft's left wing tip hit the weather station, an unmanned mast holding sensors to measure and record weather data, while on final approach, then rolled right and hit ground with the right wing first and broke up, the aircraft crossed the parallel taxiway before coming to a stop.
After the accident, the occupants were evacuated through holes and cracks, emergency services quickly put out the fire. 47 people survived the accident, 5 people are confirmed dead, 9 people were taken to hospitals, 26 received medical attention.