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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 10 December 1996
Time:23:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-74-200
Operator:Vostsibaero
Registration: RA-74037
C/n / msn: 47098950
First flight: 1995
Total airframe hrs:369
Cycles:176
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mirny Airport (MJZ) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mirny Airport (MJZ/UERR), Russia
Destination airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Narrative:
Fell back on the runway and burst into flames. The no. 2 engine suddenly went into reverse during takeoff. The aircraft banked steeply to the right, causing the right wing to strike the runway. The aircraft overran, crashed into some small buildings and caught fire.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/95 (#8)
» RIA Novosti
» Scramble 213


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Distance from Mirny Airport to Irkutsk Airport as the crow flies is 1267 km (792 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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