ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-10A CCCP-11180 Lviv-Snilow Airport (LWO)
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Date:Friday 26 February 1960
Type:Antonov An-10A
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-11180
MSN: 9401801
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:109
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,4 km (0.9 mls) from Lviv-Snilow Airport (LWO) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Lviv-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine
Flightnumber: 315
The An-10 lost control at from a height of 100 metres when the flaps were selected down to 45 degrees on finals. It crashed in swampy terrain 1,400 metres before the runway threshold of Lvov-Snilow Airport (LWO). One passenger survived the accident.
It appeared that the stabilizer had been covered with ice.

Probable Cause:

As a result of this accident, the An-12 flight manual was changed, e.g. limiting the extension of flaps under conditions of icing to 15 degrees.

Loss of control

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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Lviv-Snilow Airport as the crow flies is 1092 km (682 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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