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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Date:Saturday 29 October 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12A
Registration: RA-11790
MSN: 1400302
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:7748
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,1 km (1.3 mls) from Ust-Ilimsk Airport (UIK) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS/UHSS), Russia
Destination airport:Ust-Ilimsk Airport (UIK/UIBS), Russia
The An-12 operated on a flight from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Ermolino via Ust-Ilimsk and Omsk, Russia. On board were 9 crew members, 14 passengers, 8,600 kg of cargo (fish), 2 cars and 2 minibuses.
At the end of the first leg of the flight, awhile approaching the Outer Marker, the aircraft pitched 50° nose down and crashed 2100 m short of the runway. Weather was poor (150 m cloud base, icing conditions).

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Distance from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport to Ust-Ilimsk Airport as the crow flies is 2914 km (1821 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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Antonov An-12

  • 1243 built
  • 136th loss
  • 81st fatal accident
  • 17th worst accident (at the time)
  • 22nd worst accident (currently)
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