Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 16 November 1959
Type:Antonov 10
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-11167
C/n / msn: 9401402
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,1 km (1.3 mls) from Lvov-Snilow Airport (LWO) (   Ukraine) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Lvov-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine
Narrative:
The An-10 approached Lvov with gear and flaps down. When the crew selected 45 degrees of flaps the nose of the airplane suddenly pitched down. The crew could not regain control and the Antonov crashed.
It was found that the An-10 was vulnerable in an aircraft configuration like this in icing conditions.


Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Lvov-Snilow Airport as the crow flies is 1092 km (682 miles).

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.
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