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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 16 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12TB
Operator:Aeroflot, Komi Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-11374
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
Location:Vorkuta Airport (VKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Noril'sk Airport (NSK/UOOO), Russia
Destination airport:Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Russia
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 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.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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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 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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