Narrative:The Antonov 70 prototype took off from Gostomel with an Antonov 72 as its chase-plane. Whilst flying at 3200 m the An-70 lost altitude causing the tail to collide with the An-72's fuselage and its propfan. The An-70 crashed.
Mid air collision
Loss of control
|Date:||Friday 10 February 1995|
|Operator:||Antonov Design Bureau|
|C/n / msn:|| 0101|
|First flight:|| 1994-12-16 (2 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||3|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Gostomel ( Ukraine)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Kiev-Gostomel Airport (GML/UKKM), Ukraine|
|Destination airport:||Kiev-Gostomel Airport (GML/UKKM), Ukraine|
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Distance from Kiev-Gostomel Airport to Kiev-Gostomel Airport as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN 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.