Narrative: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.
|Date:||xx JAN 1959|
|Operator:||GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation|
|C/n / msn:|| 30099|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica|
» Soviet Transports
» Guus Ottenhof
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.