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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 1 April 1992
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: K3055
C/n / msn: 1710 ?
First flight: 1987
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Boothgarh, Ludhiana District (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), India
Destination airport:Chandigarh Airport (IXC/VICG), India
Narrative:
A formation of nine Antonov 32 planes departed Chandigarh on the night of April 1. The third aircraft in the formation mistook the first aircraft to be the second. In order to cover up the distance, the pilot tried to fly into what he thought was his position. Since his plane was right above the second aircraft, a collision occurred. One of the two broke up and crashed. The other, losing control, veered away from Bahri village and crash-landed into a field nearby.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports (1994)
» WarbirdsofIndia.com
» The Indian Express - Apr 2, 1992


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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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