2008 Chelyabinsk Antonov An-12 crash

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2008 Chelyabinsk An-12 crash
Moskovia Airlines Antonov An-12B (RA-12957)
Accident summary
Date 2008-05-26 13:15 GMT (2008-05-26UTC13:15)
Site Chelyabinsk Balandino Airport approach
55°24′N 061°30′E / 55.400°N 61.500°E / 55.400; 61.500Coordinates: 55°24′N 061°30′E / 55.400°N 61.500°E / 55.400; 61.500
Passengers 0
Crew 9
Fatalities 9 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Antonov An-12
Operator Moskovia Airlines
Registration RA-12957
Flight origin Chelyabinsk
Destination Perm

On 26 May 2008, a Moskovia Airlines An-12 cargo aircraft crashed near Chelyabinsk, Russia. After departure to Perm it turned back and crashed near the airfield, killing all nine crew members .

The aircraft transported cash money to Chelyabinsk [1] [2] [3], and was returning to Perm without any cargo. It took off only after a second attempt at 18:02 (local time). On 18:09, the crew reported smoke in the cabin (probably the result of a short circuit) and decided to return to the airport. The first attempt to approach the runway was unsuccessful and the plane had to go around. Flying too low, it hit a power transmission line and crashed near the airfield at 18:15. The fire broke out after the crash;[1] there were no survivors.

One of the flight recorders was severely damaged, which made the investigation into the disaster's causes more difficult. The aircraft was built in 1968.[2]

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