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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:Friday 11 November 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Burevestnik (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Petrel-Burevestnik Airport (BVV/UHSB), Russia
Destination airport:Dolinsk-Sokol Air Base, Russia
Narrative:
The An-12 operated on a flight from Burevestnik on Iturup Island, Kuril Islands, Russia. The aircraft was destined for Khurba with en route stops at Sokol Air Base and Smirnykh.
All occupants, reportedly about 30, were killed. The wreck was found in January 1984.

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Distance from Petrel-Burevestnik Airport to Dolinsk-Sokol Air Base as the crow flies is 453 km (283 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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