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Accident description
Last updated: 23 February 2018
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)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
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.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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