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Date:Friday 27 December 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B
Registration: RA-26053
MSN: 10909
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:17609
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ust-Kuyga Airport (UKG) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Ust-Kuyga Airport (UKG/UEBT), Russia
On a (polar) night time approach the crew ignored approach pattern and speed. The aircraft touched down very hard, causing the right wing and the nose gear to break off. The An-26 came to rest off the runway.


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Distance from Yakutsk Airport to Ust-Kuyga Airport as the crow flies is 911 km (570 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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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 115th loss
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