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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:xx JAN 1959
Type:Ilyushin 12L
Operator:GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation
Registration: CCCP-04249
C/n / msn: 30099
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mirny (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
The Il-12 was on its first flight after reassembly in Antarctica when it undershot the runway at Mirny Ice Station. It hit zastrugi close to the threshold of the only partially prepared ice landing strip near Mirny Ice Station. The landing gear collapsed and the airplane suffered structural deformation.


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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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