Accident Antonov An-26 51,
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Date:Thursday 15 August 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: 51
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 10 km NW of Petrel, Sakhalin Oblast -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Burevestnik Airport (BVV/UHSB)
Destination airport:
Air traffic control instructed the flight crew to make a procedure left turn after takeoff from Petrel-Burevestnik Airport instead of a right turn. The airplane flew towards mountainous terrain and struck Mount Medvezhonok 10 metres below the summit.
The aircraft was being operated on behalf of the KGB/Border Guard.


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