Unfallbericht:An Antonov 26 was ferried from Hanoi to Calcutta with a refueling stop at Rangoon. The aircraft took-off from Hanoi at 9:00 hours with estimated time of arrival Calcutta at 14:50 hours. On initial contact with Calcutta, the aircraft informed about minimum fuel on board and requested radar vectors for straight-in approach. However, Calcutta ATC did not pay much attention to the problems faced by the aircraft and made no serious attempt to assist the aircraft on radar. The pilot deviated from the track and became lost. The aircraft exhausted its fuel and force landed 28nm NE of Calcutta airport.
|Datum:||Montag 30 März 1992|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Soviet Air Force|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Swarupnagar ( Indien)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY), Myanmar|
|Flug nach:||Calcutta Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident caused by forced landing due to flight crew failure by carrying marginal fuel to reach
Calcutta and not making use of correct navigational facility (EA NDB at Calcutta) combined with lack of assistance from Calcutta ATC by not providing radar facilities vectoring/VDF guidance and advising the aircraft to use NDB not having adequate range".
» Civil aviation aircraft accident summary for the year 1992 (DGAC India)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Yangon-Mingaladon Airport to Calcutta Airport as the crow flies is 1021 km (638 miles).
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.