Accident description
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 26 October 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: 09
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
Narrative:
The An-26 military transport plane flew into the side of a 2310 m-high mountain at an altitude of 1500 m. The pilot descended VFR in instrument weather.
The airplane operated for the Air Force Strategic Missile Forces.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Volkskrant 28.10.89
» airdisaster.ru


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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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