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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Thursday 24 February 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operator:Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise
Registration: RA-11118
C/n / msn: 01348002
First flight: 1971
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) from Nalchik Airport (NAL) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Volgograd Airport (VOG/URWW), Russia
Destination airport:Nalchik Airport (NAL), Russia
On approach to Nalchik the flaps were set to 35deg. The nose suddenly pitched up and down; control was lost and the An-12 crashed 4,5km short of the runway. The aircraft was carrying a cargo of coins (13,5t.) from St. Petersburg to Nalchik via Volgograd.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Stall of the horizontal stabilizer due to icing.

Loss of control

» Soviet Transports
» Air International
» AirLetter 12942 (28.2.94)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/95 (#5)
» Scramble 179


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Distance from Volgograd Airport to Nalchik Airport as the crow flies is 584 km (365 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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