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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 30 May 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RF-36160
C/n / msn: 8001
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Balashov Airfield (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Balashov Airfield, Russia
Narrative:
An Antonov 26 transport plane, operated by the Russian Air Force, was destroyed in an accident during a training flight.
An engine failure was simulated as the aircraft approached Balashov Airfield. The aircraft descended below the glide-slope and impacted terrain about 150m short of the runway threshold. A fire erupted. One occupant died in the crash. The five other crew members were seriously injured.

Sources:
» RT
» balashover.ru
» russianplanes.net


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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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