Narrative:An Antonov 12, operated by Aeroflot Polar, operated on a cargo flight from Salekhard Airport (SLY) to Tarko-Sale, Russia. It carried 11000 kg of cement in bags.The crew failed to select the flaps prior to takeoff. At a speed of 240 km/h during takeoff the captain rotated the airplane at a high angle of attack (20 degrees). The undercarriage touched the runway briefly before the airplane attained an even higher angle of attack.
|Date:||Monday 6 March 1967|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Polar|
|C/n / msn:|| 6343909|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Total airframe hrs:||973|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20M|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,8 km (1.1 mls) from Salekhard Airport (SLY) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Salekhard Airport (SLY/USDD), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Tarko-Sale (USDS), Russia|
The Antonov stalled and crashed in wooded hilly terrain on the banks of the river Ob' 1.8 km behind the runway threshold some 60-70 seconds after lift-off.
Loss of control
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Distance from Salekhard Airport to Tarko-Sale as the crow flies is 538 km (337 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.