Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 15 August 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: 51
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Petrel, Sakhalin Oblast (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Petrel-Burevestnik Airport (BVV/UHSB), Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Air traffic control instructed to make a procedure left turn after takeoff instead of a right turn. The airplane flew towards mountainous terrain and struck Mount Medvezhonok 10 metres below the summit

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Scramble 365
» 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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