Accident Antonov An-22 CCCP-09305, Saturday 19 December 1970
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Date:Saturday 19 December 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-22
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: CCCP-09305
MSN: 9340205
Year of manufacture:1969
Engine model:Kuznetsov NK-12MA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Panagarh Airport -   India
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dhaka-Tejgaon Airport (DAC/VGTJ)
Destination airport:
Some 40 minutes after takeoff from Dhaka, one of the propellers disintegrated, destroying engine control cables. The crew initiated an emergency descent from an altitude of 6000 m and attempted an emergency landing at Panagarh. The were not able to lower the gear or use flaps and the Antonov overflew the runway for approx. 2000 m at a height of one metre. The airplane then banked to the right upon which the right wing tip contacted the ground. It hit the ground, broke up and caught fire.


Civil aircraft accidents 1970 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD
Soviet Transports


  • 35th worst accident in 1970
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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