Accident Antonov An-12BP RA-11118, Thursday 24 February 1994
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Date:Thursday 24 February 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-12BP
Owner/operator:Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise
Registration: RA-11118
MSN: 01348002
Year of manufacture:1971
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:4,5 km from Nalchik Airport (NAL) -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Volgograd Airport (VOG/URWW)
Destination airport:Nalchik Airport (NAL/URMN)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On approach to Nalchik the flaps were set to 35 deg. The nose suddenly pitched up and down; control was lost and the An-12 crashed 4,5 km short of the runway. The aircraft was carrying a cargo of coins (13,5 t.) from St. Petersburg to Nalchik via Volgograd.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Stall of the horizontal stabilizer due to icing.


Soviet Transports
Air International
AirLetter 12942 (28.2.94)
ICAO Adrep Summary 3/95 (#5)
Scramble 179


  • 31st worst accident in 1994
  • 37th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 25th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Arno Janssen, via Werner Fischdick; Düsseldorf Airport (DUS); May 1993

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