Narrative: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.
|Date:||Thursday 24 February 1994|
|Operator:||Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise|
|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|
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.