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Date:Monday 23 December 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-72
Operator:Federal Border Guard Aviation Command
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nagurskoye Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Russia
Destination airport:Nagurskoye Air Base (UODN), Russia
The Antonov An-72 transport plane suffered a runway excursion accident after landing at the remote Arctic base Nagurskoye Air Base, Franz Josef Land Archipelago. The undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft sustained serious damage.
The landing was carried out in poor weather during the polar night.

Runway excursion

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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 Vorkuta Airport to Nagurskoye Air Base as the crow flies is 1535 km (960 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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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions

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