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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 29 Juli 1971
Zeit:14:58
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-12B
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, International Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-12993
Werknummer: 00347307
Baujahr: 1970
Triebwerk: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Raipur Airport (RPR/VARP), Indien
Flug nach:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Unfallbericht:
The Antonov undershot the runway by 198 m after a PAR approach to Calcutta in torrential rain with reduced visibility.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of control on finals, after entering blinding rain at very low height.

Informationsquelle:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
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Distance from Raipur Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 707 km (442 miles).

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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