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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Date:Saturday 2 July 1955
Type:Ilyushin Il-12
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N480
MSN: 30237
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nagurskoye Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Dikson Airport (DKS/UODD), Russia
Destination airport:Nagurskoye Air Base (UODN), Russia
The aircraft operated on an ice-reconnaissance flight from Dikson to Nagurskoye in the Franz Josef Land archipelago. Weather conditions at Nagurskoye were below-minima with thick fog as the aircraft attempted to land. During the fourth attempt to land, the aircraft touched down on a part of the runway which had not been cleared from snow. The left main gear broke off and the aircraft suffered structural damage.

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Distance from Dikson Airport to Nagurskoye Air Base as the crow flies is 1106 km (691 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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