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Date:Sunday 5 August 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Soviet Navy
Registration: CCCP-10232
MSN: 3341107
First flight: 1963
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nawabshah (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Destination airport:Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport (TAS/UTTT), Uzbekistan
The aircraft operated on a flight from Aden, Yemen to Tashkent via Karachi, Pakistan. En route to Tashkent the An-12 encountered severe turbulence and hail at 5500 m. The weather radar and engine oil radiators were penetrated by hail. Oil began to leak and all four engines lost power. no. 1 and 3 were shut down and no. 2 and no. 4 engine were on idle. Speed and load limits were exceeded during the emergency descent. The Antonov broke up and crashed.

Fuselage failure
Loss of control

» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#5)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Karachi International Airport to Tashkent-Yuzhny Airport as the crow flies is 1818 km (1136 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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Antonov An-12

  • 1243 built
  • 86th loss
  • 51st fatal accident
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