ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-12BK EW-518TI Irkutsk Airport (IKT)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Wednesday 3 November 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BK
Operator:Grodno Aircompany
Registration: EW-518TI
MSN: 8346107
First flight: 1968
Total airframe hrs:11935
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Irkutsk Airport (IKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Grodno Aircompany flight 1252, an Antonov An-12, crashed in a wooded area to the east of Irkutsk Airport, Russia, killing all nine on board. A fire erupted after the accident.
The aircraft had transported food and consumer goods to Anadyr in the Chukotka Autonomous Region in Russia and was reportedly returning to base, with an en route stop at Yakutsk. On approach to Irkutsk Airport the flight crew reported performing a go around, after which contact with the flight was lost.
Weather at the time of the accident was poor with snowfall, low clouds, limited visibility and a temperature of about -7°C.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: MAK Russia
Status: Investigation ongoing
Download report: Preliminary report


METAR Weather report:
11:00 UTC / 19:00 local time:
UIII 031100Z 30008MPS 5000 -SHSN OVC012CB M06/M08 Q1008 RESHSN R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QFE711/0949

11:30 UTC / 19:30 local time:
UIII 031130Z 29008MPS 0800 R30/1700 +SHSN OVC007CB M07/M08 Q1009 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QBB220 QFE712/0950

12:00 UTC / 20:00 local time:
UIII 031200Z 29008MPS 0700 0550NW R30/1600 +SHSN OVC006CB M07/M08 Q1009 R30/450250 NOSIG RMK QBB200 QFE713/0950


photo of Antonov-An-12BK-EW-518TI
accident date: 03-11-2021
type: Antonov An-12BK
registration: EW-518TI

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 Yakutsk Airport to Irkutsk Airport as the crow flies is 1846 km (1154 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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