Narrative:The An-12 military transport plane operated on a cargo flight from St. Petersburg to Krasnodar. The airplane carried six crew members and eleven passengers. Among the passengers was the commander of the Leningrad Military District. In addition to military cargo, the airplane carried building materials and a private car. Reportedly intended for the commander's house in the Krasnodar region.
|Date:||17 DEC 1996|
|Operator:||Russian Air Force|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) from Andreapol Air Base (Russia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Andreapol Air Base, Russia|
|Destination airport:||Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia|
The airplane was 1500 kg overloaded when it departed Andreapol Air Base following an intermediate stop. It was snowing at the time of departure and ice was building up on the wings. When the flaps were retracted after takeoff, the airplane began to roll and was unstable. Control was lost and the airplane crashed into the woods in a nose-up attitude in a 50░ roll. The airplane broke up and burned.
» Flight International 4-10.06.1997 (46)
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 Andreapol Air Base to Krasnodar Airport as the crow flies is 1366 km (854 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.