Narrative:Below-minima conditions at the destination Vorkuta (VKT) forced the crew to divert to Vorkuta-2, a military snow strip in the tundra. The An-12 touched down 15
|Date:||Tuesday 16 February 1971|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Komi Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| 402404|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Vorkuta Airport (VKT) (Russia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Noril'sk Airport (NSK), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Russia|
m left of the snow runway's centre-line in bad visibility and cross-wind conditions. It overran the runway, hit a snow-mound and broke up.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Noril'sk Airport to Vorkuta Airport as the crow flies is 963 km (602 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.