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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 15 June 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-8
Operator:MOM Kirov MSPO
Registration: CCCP-69336
MSN: 9340310
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:6803
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kharkiv-Sokilnyky Airport (   Ukraine)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Kharkiv-Sokilnyky Airport (UKHV), Ukraine
Destination airport:?
During the initial climb after takeoff from Kharkiv-Sokilnyky Airport, the fuel pressure on the left engine dropped. The crew shut down this engine and feathered the propeller. It was decided to return to the airport. A fire then broke out on the left engine due to fuel leakage in the engine compartment. The crew decided on an emergency landing outside the airfield. A gear-up emergency landing was carried out on a selected site, but the aircraft crashed.

Engine fire
Emergency landing

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