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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Date:Tuesday 22 May 2001
Time:ca 16:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RA-12135
MSN: 00347002
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20DM
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Myakotino, Zubtsov district, Tver region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Rzhev Air Base, Russia
Destination airport:Tambovo-Morshansk Air Base, Russia
The An-12 entered a spin and crashed into a swamp, 7 minutes after takeoff from Rzhev Air Base.
It was considered that the propeller failed to feather after one of the engines had failed.

Loss of control

» Itar/TASS
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