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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
Date:Monday 23 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tula Airport (TYA) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Seshcha-Br'ansk AFB, Russia
Destination airport:Tula Airport (TYA), Russia
A Soviet Air Force An-12 was approaching Tula in near minima weather. The airplane was transporting military personnel to Tula for an exercise. Ground surveillance radar had failed, so the air traffic controller was not aware of the exact position of the aircraft. On approach the airplane collided with another An-12 which was on a local training flight. There were no survivors.



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Antonov 12

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