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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 23 Dezember 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-26
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Kennzeichen: CCCP-26627
Werknummer: 77305208
Baujahr: 1977
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1 km (0.6 Meilen) von Rostov Airport (ROV) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russland
Flug nach:Krasnovodsk Airport (KRW/UTAK), Turkmenistan
The An-26 departed Sukhumi in a cargo flight to Krasnovodsk. The airplane was loaded with a ton of mandarins. An intermediate stop was made at Rostov (ROV) where new-year fir trees were loaded. The takeoff weight was above the maximum allowed. The airplane took off in conditions of thick fog.
When the flaps were retracted on climbout, the aircraft descended during some 7-8 seconds with a vertical descent rate of up to 17 m/s. The crew were able to pull up but it was too late. The airplane contacted pine trees on a small hill, crashed and burned.

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Distance from Rostov Airport to Krasnovodsk Airport as the crow flies is 1316 km (823 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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Antonov An-26

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