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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 29 July 1971
Time:14:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12B
Operator:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-12993
C/n / msn: 00347307
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Raipur Airport (RPR/VARP), India
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
Narrative:
The Antonov undershot the runway by 198 m after a PAR approach to Calcutta in torrential rain with reduced visibility.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of control on finals, after entering blinding rain at very low height.

Classification:
Low visibility
Loss of control

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
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Distance from Raipur Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 707 km (442 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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