Airplane Crash - Voroshilovgrad, Russia 01/31/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Voroshilovgrad, Russia


Date01/31/1971
LocationVoroshilovgrad, Russia
OperatorAeroflot
TypeAntonov AN-10
RegistrationCCCP-12996
Cn/In00347403
Aboard7
Fatalities7
Ground0
SummaryAileron oscillations coincided with flap extension. The crew misunderstood aileron oscillations for asymmetrical flap extension and retracted the flaps. The airspeed dropped to 172 knots and the aileron suddenly deflected causing a left roll. The aircraft undershot the runway and crashed. The hinge moment reversal on the ailerons caused by icing.

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