Plane crash near An-12B Lensk. 1968
Plane crash near An-12B Lensk. 1968

Plane crash AN-12B Sun CAA near Lensk

  • Date of the crash: 02.11.1968, the
  • The time of the crash: 14: 02
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Yakut ASSR, 15,6 km from the airport Lensk
  • Type of aircraft: An-12B
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR11349
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian CAA of Irkutsk

Chronology of events:
The dispatcher sent in 14: 01: 40 a bearing equal to 237 degrees (Mkpos = 248 °). The crew for further inquiries did not answer. Completely burnt and destroyed aircraft by organized searches was found at a distance of 15,6 km from the beginning of the strip and at 3 km to the right of the landing course with an elevation of 250 m at the aerodrome level. The plane of the treetops up to 20 m height touched and knocked them over 140 m without noticeable heeling and lowering. The plane, with further movement, collapsed with trees, collapsed, began to dive and crashed into the ground. A complete stop was made at 420 m from the point of the first touch about the top of the trees. The returning observer recorded such weather: layered-cloudy clouds 10 / 10, 600 m, visibility 2500 m, snow.

Plane crash near An-12B Lensk. 1968
Data on victims:

Total on board were people 6: 6 crew members. Total killed 6 people: 6 crew members.

Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: An-12B
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-11349
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1963
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 401805
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Truck
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian CAA of Irkutsk
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from Ust-Kut
  • Flying in Mirny
  • Original item: Ust-Kut
  • A final point: Peace
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Ivan Moshnikov
  • the co-pilot Stanislav P. Ivanchenko
  • navigator Anatoly Vagin
  • mechanic Andrey Karpovich Negrun
  • radio operator Pavel Bragin
  • Flight IV Petrov