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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 25 September 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:MAP Kom na Amu APO
Registration: CCCP-69321
MSN: 1901708
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:14251
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:36 km (22.5 mls) from Kharkov (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK/UKDD), Ukraine
Destination airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
The Antonov 12 was en route from Dnepropetrovsk to Moscow-Domodedovo when a fuel leak occurred, leading to a fierce fire in the no. 1 engine. The fire weakened the wing structure, causing the port outer wing and the No. 1 engine to break off during an emergency descent from 7,500 m.

Engine fire
Wing failure
Loss of control

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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 Dnepropetrovsk Airport to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport as the crow flies is 801 km (501 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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