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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 26 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12AP
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn: 2401003
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Panevézys (   Lithuania)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During a formation flight at night in bad weather the pilot lost the leading aircraft while he descended to minimum safe altitude. Trying to establish the visual contact with the leading aircraft, the pilot did not watch the altitude properly and his plane struck the ground in open field and slid across it. Only the flight-engineer survived.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Dmitriy Yertsov
» Soviet Transports


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