Flugunfall 18 MAY 1972 einer Antonov An-10A CCCP-11215 - Kharkov Airport (HRK)
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Datum:Donnerstag 18 Mai 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Antonow An-10A
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Kennzeichen: CCCP-11215
Werknummer: 0402502
Baujahr: 1961
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:11106
Triebwerk: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 115 / Insassen: 115
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 122 / Insassen: 122
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:24 km (15 Meilen) von Kharkov Airport (HRK) (   Ukraine)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russland
Flug nach:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH), Ukraine
The Antonov 10 was operating on a flight from Moscow to Kharkov. The airplane had started its descent from cruising altitude and the crew had been cleared for a descent to 5000 feet. During the descent a structural failure caused both wings to separate from the fuselage, causing the fuselage to crash into a wooded area. Weather was fine with a 5000-7000 feet cloud base and a visibility of about 5 miles. Wind was calm. The aircraft had logged 15483 flying hours and 11105 cycles. Aeroflot ceased Antonov 10 operations following this accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The center wing section failed due to a fatigue crack in the lower central wing panel.

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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Kharkov Airport as the crow flies is 629 km (393 miles).
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