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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Saturday 17 August 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:21 km (13.1 mls) S of Ucharal (   Kazakhstan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Andizhan Airport (AZN/UTKA), Uzbekistan
Destination airport:?
The An-12 transport plane operated on a flight from Andizhan to Semipalatinsk with an en route stop at Novosibirsk.
The flight was diverted to Ucharal. The air traffic controller at Ucharal allowed the flight to descend to 600 m in an area where the minimum safe altitude is 2310 m. The airplane collided with a mountain at an altitude of 1269 m.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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