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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Friday 5 August 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn: 00347001
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,2 km (3.3 mls) from Bada Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Dzhida Air Base, Russia
Destination airport:Bada Air Base, Russia
The Antonov 12 transport plane operated on a flight from Chita to Domna, Russia. While on the leg between Dzhida and Bada the flight encountered below-minima weather conditions. Poor visibility at Bada caused the flight to deviate from the approach pattern and glide path. The airplane impacted a hilltop at 140 metres, some 5,200 metres before the runway threshold and 430 metres to the right of the extended centreline of the runway.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Dzhida Air Base to Bada Air Base as the crow flies is 273 km (171 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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