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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 19 July 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-26685
MSN: 8805
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:??Cape Kibera (   Russia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Mys Shmidta Airport (UHMI), Russia
Destination airport:Pevek Airport (PWE/UHMP), Russia
The Antonov was on an ice observation flight over the East Siberian Sea to guide ships when the left wing struck coastal cliffs during a procedural turn that was performed too close to the shore.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Mys Shmidta Airport to Pevek Airport as the crow flies is 403 km (252 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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