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Fecha:domingo 23 octubre 1994
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-72
Operador:Federal Border Guard Aviation Command
Registración: RA-72960
Numéro de série: 36572093865
Año de Construcción: 1991
Motores: 2 Lotarev D-36
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 29
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 34
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Vorkuta Airport (VKT) (   Rusia)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Rusia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tiksi Airport (IKS/UEST), Rusia
After take-off from Vorkuta at a height of 200 metres an incomplete retraction of the end flaps and slats occurred and shortly afterwards a warning signal to check the hydraulic system was received in the cockpit so the commander decided to turn back to the airport.
During the approach the nose and main landing gear were eventually extended and the commamnder decided to land manually with a clean wing (without flaps and slats, hydraulic boosters or brakes) and apply emergency braking only after landing. The aircraft veered to starboard on the runway and the gear partially collapsed when the aircraft came rest.

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photo of Antonov-An-72-RA-72960
accident date: 23-10-1994
type: Antonov An-72
registration: RA-72960

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 Vorkuta Airport to Tiksi Airport as the crow flies is 2413 km (1508 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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