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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Saturday 9 November 2002
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B
Registration: RA-26012
MSN: 10007
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,3 km (0.8 mls) from Antalya Airport (AYT) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hurghada Airport (HRG/HEGN), Egypt
Destination airport:Antalya Airport (AYT/LTAI), Turkey
Tyumenaviatrans flight 9012 was a chartered service from Asmara, Eritrea to Antalya, Turkey with an route stops at Port Sudan and Hurghada. The aircraft, an Antonov An-26B, was to fly helicopter crews back to Russia. When the flight departed Hurghada, weather forecasts for Antalya were fine. However, when descending towards Antalya, a thunderstorm had formed near the airport. The controller stated that winds were 220 degrees at 35 knots with a visibility of 2000 m.
In conditions of thunderstorm activity and heavy rainfall, the crew deviated to the left of the landing course and took road side lights leading to the platform as runway lights. The captain noticed the error and ordered an increase in engine power to go around.
However, the airplane collided at a height of 10 m with a power transmission pole (1325 m from the runway threshold, 550 m to the left of its axis). As a result of which the left wing separated. The aircraft slid and the right wing hit road lighting.

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METAR Weather report:
16:50 UTC / local time:
LTAI 091650Z 18015G25KT 9999 SCT025 20/13 Q1007 NOSIG=


photo of Antonov-An-26B-RA-26012
accident date: 09-11-2002
type: Antonov An-26B
registration: RA-26012

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 Hurghada Airport to Antalya Airport as the crow flies is 1111 km (694 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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