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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 19 December 1970
Time:16:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 22
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-09305
C/n / msn: 9340205
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MA
Crew:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Panagarh Airport (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ), Bangladesh
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Some 40 minutes after takeoff from Dhaka, one of the propellers disintegrated, destroying engine control cables. The crew initiated an emergency descent from an altitude of 6000 m and attempted an emergency landing at Panagarh. The were not able to lower the gear or use flaps and the Antonov overflew the runway for approx. 2000 m at a height of one metre. The airplane then banked to the right upon which the right wing tip contacted the ground. It hit the ground, broke up and caught fire.

Classification:
Prop/turbine blade separation
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1970 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
» Aviation.ru
» Soviet Transports
» vta81vtap.narod.ru


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