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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:woensdag 10 april 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Soviet Air Force
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kaliningrad Airport (KGD) (   Rusland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kaliningrad-Khrabrovo Airport (KGD/UMKK), Rusland
Beschrijving:
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.

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