Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 6 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Melitopol (   Ukraine)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During a formation flight in restricted visibility the pilot, thinking that he passed the leading aircraft, decreased the flying speed to 300 km/h. Simultaneously his plane entered a wake vortex from the leading An-12. The plane lost control and crashed.

Sources:
» Dmitriy Yertsov


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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.
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