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Last updated: 22 January 2019
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Date:Wednesday 4 December 1974
Time:09:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-12985
C/n / msn: 00347110
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:5811
Cycles:2617
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Irkutsk Airport (IKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Destination airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Narrative:
An Antonov An-12B (CCCP-12985) of Aeroflot's East Siberia Division departed Irkutsk Airport on a training flight with seven crew members on board. As the An-12 was practicing the ninth approach to Irkutsk Airport, another aircraft (Antonov An-2R CCCP-49342 of Aeroflot's East Siberia Division) was cleared for takeoff.
The An-12 was cleared to go around and at the same time the An-2 commenced its takeoff roll. At an altitude of 270 meters over the runway both aircraft collided.
The An-2 fell to the ground 200 meters north of the runway. The aircraft partially burned out and all 13 aboard were killed.
The crew of the An-12 felt a strong blow and the plane began to roll to the left. The crew shut down the engines and made an emergency landing in the floodplain of the Ushakovka River at a distance of 3980 m from the end of runway 30.
During the ground slide both left engines separated from the wing. The aircraft knocked down a 10 m high mast, which then fell onto the fuselage, completely destroying the center section. The plane stopped after aground slide of 220 meters. There was no fire and the crew was not injured.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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