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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 July 1955
Type:Ilyushin 12
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N480
C/n / msn: 30237
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nagurskoye Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Dikson Airport (DKS/UODD), Russia
Destination airport:Nagurskoye Air Base (UODN), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on an ice-reconnaissance flight from Dikson to Nagurskoye in the Franz Josef Land archipelago. Weather conditions at Nagurskoye were below-minima with thick fog as the aircraft attempted to land. During the fourth attempt to land, the aircraft touched down on a part of the runway which had not been cleared from snow. The left main gear broke off and the aircraft suffered structural damage.

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Distance from Dikson Airport to Nagurskoye Air Base as the crow flies is 1106 km (691 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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