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Last updated: 16 December 2018
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Date:Monday 23 August 1993
Time:18:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Krasnoslobodsk, Volgograd region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Engels Air Force Base, Russia
Destination airport:Astrakhan-Privolzhskiy Air Base, Russia
Narrative:
Some 40 minutes after takeoff from Engels Air Force Base there was a partial failure of the electrical system. At an altitude of 4800 m engines number 2 and 3 failed. The crew began an emergency descent for landing at the nearest airfield which was Gurmak. Descending through 1700 m engine number 1 failed. The crew decided to carry out a forced landing. It collided with a tree, crashed and burned.
Cause of the accident was a short circuit in the DC power distribution network, which caused the destruction of the wire insulation of the automatic prop feathering controls.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Flight International 6-12/4/93(37)
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Engels Air Force Base to Astrakhan-Privolzhskiy Air Base as the crow flies is 574 km (359 miles).

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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