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Date:Tuesday 8 March 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: L2174
MSN: 6343806
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Charbatia Air Base (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Charbatia Air Base (VCUT), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One of the engines caught fire after take-off from Charbatia Air Base, India. The fire was not extinguished due to malfunction of the engine extinguishers. The pilot attempted to return to Charbatia but the fire spread and the aircraft crashed, killing all of the 9 crew and 8 people on the ground.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 257
» Scramble Vol. 9, nr. 10 (p. 35)
» WarbirdsofIndia.com


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