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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 21 January 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BK-PPS
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Krestsy, Novgorod Region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Siauliai-Siauliai Airport (SQQ/EYSA), Lithuania
Destination airport:Siauliai-Siauliai Airport (SQQ/EYSA), Lithuania
Narrative:
The An-12 operated on a training flight with two other An-12BK-PPSs from Šiauliai at night. They were trying to jam two intercepting Sukhoi Su-11s which had taken off from Khotilovo when one of the Su-11s collided with the second An-12BK-PPS at a height of 6,350 metres and both aircraft crashed near Krestsy. All 8 crew of the An-12BK-PPS and the pilot of the Su-11 were
killed.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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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