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Last updated: 22 May 2019
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Date:Thursday 28 September 1989
Time:20:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32
Operator:MAP Moscow
Registration: CCCP-48095
C/n / msn: 1705
First flight: 1988
Total airframe hrs:381
Cycles:209
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Semenivka, Chernihiv Region (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mukachevo Airport, Ukraine
Destination airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Narrative:
The autopilot failed, causing the An-32 to enter a descending spiral. The airplane broke up in mid-air and crashed into a swamp, leaving a 7 m deep crater.
The aircraft was engaged in transporting air-air missiles to a factory in Moscow for maintenance.

Classification:
Autopilot issues
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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