Accident Antonov An-12 , Monday 23 August 1993
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Date:Monday 23 August 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-12
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Krasnoslobodsk, Volgograd region -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Engels Air Force Base
Destination airport:Astrakhan-Privolzhskiy Air Base
Some 40 minutes after takeoff from Engels Air Force Base there was a partial failure of the electrical system. At an altitude of 4800 m engines number 2 and 3 failed. The crew began an emergency descent for landing at the nearest airfield which was Gurmak. Descending through 1700 m engine number 1 failed. The crew decided to carry out a forced landing. It collided with a tree, crashed and burned.
Cause of the accident was a short circuit in the DC power distribution network, which caused the destruction of the wire insulation of the automatic prop feathering controls.


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