Accident Antonov An-12B RA-12973, Monday 11 May 1998
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Date:Monday 11 May 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-12B
Registration: RA-12973
MSN: 9346505
Year of manufacture:1969
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) -   Angola
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kabinda Airport (KBN/FZWT)
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU)
The Antonov departed Kabinda, D.R. Congo, carrying 10.000 kg of cargo bound for Luanda. At a distance of 1850 m from the runway at Luanda, the Antonov was 13 m above the glideslope. The crew increased the vertical rate of descent to 6,6 m/s until it descended below the glidesope 1450 m from the threshold. The aircraft leveled out at an height of 12 m, 290 m from the runway threshold. A brief wind shift at that point led to a drop in the indicated speed from 260 km/h to 248 km/h. The aircraft touched down very hard short of the runway. Colliding with the raised lip of the runway, nearly the entire main undercarriage was sheared off.


Aviation incident with the aircraft An-12 RA 12973 / Ministry of Transport letter 29.01.99 g. No. 22.10-86
Scramble 240



photo (c) Timo de Vries

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Sharjah Airport (SHJ); December 1997

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