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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Date:Friday 24 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BK
Operator:Volga-Dnepr Airlines
Registration: CCCP-11342
MSN: 00347607
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:4537
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) SE of Skopje Airport (SKP) (   North Macedonia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Skopje Airport (SKP/LWSK), North Macedonia
The Antonov cargo plane was approaching Skopje when the crew strayed off course while trying to circumnavigate a thunderstorm. It was difficult for the crew to know their exact position relative to the airport because the DME at Skopje was inoperative. The airplane continued until it impacted a mountain near Lisec village.

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