Narrative:A Russian Air Force Antonov 30B aircraft was destroyed when it suffered a runway excursion at Cáslav Air Base, Czech Republic. On board were 23 people, 14 Russians and 9 members of the Czech Armed Forces. Five Russian and one Czech soldier sustained injuries in the accident.
|Date:||23 MAY 2012|
|Operator:||Russian Air Force|
|Registration:|| 04 Black|
|C/n / msn:|| 0704|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cáslav Air Base (Czech Republic)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Cáslav AB (LKCV), Czech Republic|
|Destination airport:||Cáslav AB (LKCV), Czech Republic|
The airplane operated on a local observation mission out of Cáslav Air Base. Under the Treaty on Open Skies, participating states are allowed to conduct unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory.
Upon landing the airplane failed to stop and overran the paved surface of runway 14/32. It continued into a field where it broke in two pieces and caught fire.
Runway length at Cáslav is about 2400 m / 7875 feet.
» Cáslav Air Base web site
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Cáslav AB to Cáslav AB as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.