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Last updated: 13 August 2020
Date:Tuesday 8 March 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: L2174
C/n / msn: 6343806
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Charbatia Air Base (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Charbatia Air Base (VCUT), India
Destination airport:?
Crashed following engine fire.

» Aviation Letter 257
» Scramble Vol. 9, nr. 10 (p. 35)


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