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Last updated: 15 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 23 June 1969
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn: 402503
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:1218
Cycles:1013
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 91 / Occupants: 91
Total:Fatalities: 96 / Occupants: 96
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 24
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Poroslitsy village, Yukhnov district, Kaluga region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kedainiai Air Base (EYKD), Lithuania
Destination airport:Ryazan Airport (RZN/UUWR), Russia
Narrative:
A formation of three Soviet Air Force An-12 transport planes was en route at an altitude of 3000 m. One An-12 carried 91 paratroopers and a crew of five.
An IL-14, CCCP-52018, was to cross the flight path at 2700 m en route between Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA) and Chernigov Airport (CEJ).
Because of strong turbulence the crew of the IL-14 repeatedly asked permission to change their flight level but this was refused. Then the pilot of the IL-14 arbitrarily increased the height of the flight and began to evade the storm clouds. At an altitude of 3,000 m the planes collided at almost a right angle. The An-12 broke in two and crashed into the woods and exploded. The Il-14 crashed about 800 yards further away.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Kedainiai Air Base to Ryazan Airport as the crow flies is 990 km (619 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Antonov An-12

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  • 32nd loss
  • 17th fatal accident
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