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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 18 January 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-22
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RA-09331
MSN: 02340408
First flight: 1972
Engines: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) SW of Tver-Migalovo Airport (KLD) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tver-Migalovo Airport (KLD/UUEM), Russia
Destination airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
A forced landing was carried out due to control difficulties following takeoff. The aircraft banked to the right, struck trees and crashed 7 minutes after takeoff near Antonovo.

Probable Cause:

According to an investigation committee, the accident was caused by the failure of an aileron control rod. Representatives from Antonov disagreed, stating icing caused the loss of control.

Loss of control

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» Air Safety Week 31 January 1994 (p. 3)
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photo of Antonov-An-22-RA-09331
accident date: 18-01-1994
type: Antonov An-22
registration: RA-09331

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 Tver-Migalovo Airport to Rostov Airport as the crow flies is 1091 km (682 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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