ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-12B CCCP-11018 Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB)
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Date:Tuesday 12 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Aeroflot / Polar
Registration: CCCP-11018
MSN: 6344201
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:3172
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) from Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Tiksi Airport (IKS/UEST), Russia
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russia
The An-12 departed Tiksi on a flight to Moscow-Sheremetyevo with an en route stop at Novosibirsk, Russia. The airplane took off at 14:45 MSK. During takeoff, engine no. 4 failed to develop takeoff power. Because the weather at Tiksi was near landing minima the crew decided to continue to Novosibirsk.
At 20:29 MSK the crew initiated the descent for Novosibirsk. The approach controller issued descent instructions and vectors for the approach. While turning to finals an emergency situations developed. The engines lost power and the An-12 descended into a forest. A fire erupted.

Loss of control

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tiksi Airport to Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport as the crow flies is 2817 km (1760 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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