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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Friday 3 May 1985
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: 101 red
C/n / msn: 9506
First flight: 1980
Total airframe hrs:1756
Cycles:2346
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 79
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Zolochiv (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lvov-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Tupolev 134A (CCCP-65856), descending for Lvov, collided with an Air Force Antonov 26 (call-sign CCCP-26492) which had just taken off from Lvov.
The head-on collision occurred at an altitude of FL130

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Violations of air traffic control rules by the civil approach and the military controllers due to misidentification of the location of both aircraft in the area of the navigational station.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero


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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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