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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Saturday 16 November 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: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Amderma Airport (AMV) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Ryazan Airport (RZN/UUWR), Russia
Destination airport:Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Russia
A Soviet Air Force Antonov An-12 transport plane was destroyed when it crashed near Amderma Airport (AMV). It struck terrain following a premature descent in poor weather. It appeared the instrument landing system did not work.
The crew had diverted to Amderma because of poor weather at the intended destination Vorkuta.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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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 Ryazan Airport to Vorkuta Airport as the crow flies is 1901 km (1188 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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Antonov An-12

  • 1243 built
  • 121st loss
  • 71st fatal accident
  • 15th worst accident (at the time)
  • 25th worst accident (currently)
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