Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 16 November 1991
Time:16:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Amderma Airport (AMV) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Ryazan Airport (RZN), Russia
Destination airport:Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Russia
Narrative:
A Soviet Air Force Antonov 12 transport plane was destroyed when it crashed near Amderma Airport (AMV). It struck terrain following a premature descent in poor weather. It appeared the instrument landing system did not work.
The crew had diverted to Amderma because of poor weather at the intended destination Vorkuta.


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Distance from Ryazan Airport to Vorkuta Airport as the crow flies is 1901 km (1188 miles).

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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Antonov 12

  • 102nd loss
  • 1243 built
  • 12th worst accident (at the time)
  • 20th worst accident (currently)
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