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Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:Wednesday 10 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kaliningrad Airport (KGD) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kaliningrad-Khrabrovo Airport (KGD/UMKK), Russia
Narrative:
On landing at Kaliningrad the shock absorber of the nose gear exploded when the nose gear touched the ground. The aircraft caught fire and veered off the runway.
The shock absorber had been filled with nitrogen which was contaminated by 8% of oxygen.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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