Date & Time: Dec 17, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-12
Operator:
Registration:
21 red
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint-Petersburg – Andreapol – Krasnodar
MSN:
3 34 14 04
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
11
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
On the leg from Andreapol (Tver region) to Krasnodar of a flight from Levashovo to Krasnodar with the MTOW exceeded by 1,500 kg (the aircraft carried among other persons and items the commander of the St. Petersburg military district General Sergei Seleznyov, his private car and building material for his cottage under construction in the Krasnodar region). Due to icing and pilot error, an oscillation built up while the flaps were being retracted. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area some eight km from the airport, caught fire and burnt out. All 6 crew and 11 passengers were killed.
Causes:
Icing and pilot error.