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Plane crash AN-12BK in Macedonia. 1992
Plane crash AN-12BK in Macedonia. 1992

Plane crash AN-12BK Volga-Dnepr Airlines in Macedonia

  • Date plane crash: 23.07.1992, the

  • Time of the crash: 20:23

  • Country of the crash: Macedonia

  • Location of the crash: 26 km southwest of Skopje Airport

  • aircraft Brand: An-12BK

  • Registration of aircraft: RA11342

  • Name of air carrier: Volga-Dnepr

Chronology of events:

The plane was flying to Skopje for a load of fans, which was intended for sale in Ukraine. The flight took place in the afternoon. Clearance beacon VOR Skopje, being on the approach procedure, the crew changed course, not to enter into the thunderhead. The flight lasted 230 degree course that led to the side of the mountain region, although it was necessary to continue the flight with the established grid approach lane 34 163 degree course. Defining your own locations for the airport it has been hampered by the inability to use radio range-finder on-board equipment. Sever ties with the board in 20: 23. Being outside of the approach height is less safe, the crew began to turn to a heading 140 degree at which the aircraft collided in level flight with Mount Lisats (1934 m) at an altitude of approximately 1600 m 26 km south-west of Skopje airport in poor visibility, I burned and destroyed. 2 6 aircraft and crew were killed.

Second An-12, which operates flights on the same route and flew ahead of the Simferopol airport, went to the alternate Sofia.

Plane crash AN-12BK in Macedonia. 1992

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 8: 6 2 crew members and passengers. Total killed 8 people: crew 6, 2 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach

  • Identify the causes of the crash: crew error, weather conditions, ATC error

Data on the plane:

  • Mark airplane An-12BK

  • Aircraft ID: RA11342

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1970

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 00347607

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Ferry

  • The aviation company Volga-Dnepr

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Russia

  • Flying from Simferopol

  • I flew to Skopje

  • Original item: Simferopol

  • A final point: Skopje


When landing in mountainous terrain crew was absorbed by the problem of access to the scheme and to avoid falling into the pockets of thunderstorm activity. Tools that can signal the crew of the danger of decline in the future (such as SSOS), absent from the plane. The crew, deciding on the withdrawal from the scheme, is not sufficiently clearly aware of its position in relation to natural obstacles. Thus, according to the negotiations on the MS-61, the crew when traversing thunderstorm states less safe height 6000 feet (1830 m), although in fact the lowest safe altitude in the area was 10400 feet (3170 m).

Additional information:

Plane crash AN-12BK in Macedonia. 1992

Information about the crew:

  • Vladimir A. Kokarev - FAC

  • Victor V. Kriushin - the co-pilot

  • Vladimir A. Žagarė

  • Viktor Novikov

  • Kadim Ibrahimovic Bogdanov

  • Pavel Ya Zernov

  • Vladimir Ilyich Nikanorov - Aircraft

  • Viktor Tsar'kov - aircraft mechanic


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