ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-12B RA-11337 Baku
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 14 March 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Penza Air Enterprise
Registration: RA-11337
MSN: 3341204
First flight: 1963
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Baku (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Turkmanbashi Airport (KRW/UTAK), Turkmenistan
The four-engined Antonov cargo plane flying from Yerevan to Turkmanbashi at 9100 m, had to divert to Baku due to fuel shortage.
Approaching Baku, ATC realized that the An-12 was lined up with a runway under construction parallel to the runway is use, runway 35. After a go around the aircraft was 6 km out when all engines quit due to fuel shortage. The aircraft consequently crash-landed on a rocky surface.

Probable Cause:

It appeared that on the ground at Yerevan already 900 kg of fuel had been consumed during five unsuccessful attempts at starting one of the engines. En route the crew failed to monitor fuel consumption in relation to the distance flown. The captain decided too late to divert to Baku and failed to inform ATC about the fact that he was low on fuel. Poor crew coordination then caused the plane to line up to the wrong runway. During the go around the crew did not raise the landing gear, leading to an increase in the fuel consumption.

» On the aviation incident with the aircraft An-12 No. 11337, that occurred on 14 march, 1995, in the region of the airfield of Bean (Baku) / Ministry of Transport letter 05.10.95, DB-102
» Scramble 192(49)
» Scramble 194 (p.59,60)


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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 Yerevan Airport to Turkmanbashi Airport as the crow flies is 727 km (454 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.
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