Date & Time: Dec 4, 1974 at 0958 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Irkutsk - Kazachinskoye
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The crew was cleared to takeoff from runway 30 at Irkutsk-Intl Airport, bound for Kazachinskoye, carrying 11 passengers and a crew of two. While climbing to an altitude of 270 meters in limited visibility, the AN-2 collided with an Aeroflot AN-12B registered CCCP-12985 that was carrying seven crew members who were performing a local training flight. Following the collision, the AN-2 went out of control and crashed in flames 200 meters further. All 13 occupants were killed. The crew of the AN-12 elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a prairie located 3,980 meters past the runway end. It slid on the ground for 220 meters before colliding with a concrete mast that cut the airplane in two. All seven crew members escaped uninjured.
It was determined that the collision was the consequence of wrong decision and poor planning on part of ATC acting in the tower at Irkutsk-Magan Airport. Lack of visibility was considered as a contributing factor.