Date & Time: Apr 11, 2003 at 2152 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-12
Registration:
RA-12981
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moscou-Salekhard-Sredny
MSN:
00 347 104
YOM:
1970
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft was seriously damaged on a supply mission for the drifting polar station "Severny Polyus 32" (North Pole 32). The flight originated from Vnukovo via Salekhard Airport and the aircraft, in a light snowstorm, hit the ground 650 metres short of runway and 150 metres to the right of the extended center line. Undercarriage and the number 4 engine were damaged. All 14 occupants escaped unhurt but the aircraft could not be repaired and was abandoned.