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Crash of an Antonov AN-30B in Čáslav Air Base

Accident description

  • May 23, 2012 at 1150 LT
  • 04 black
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Čáslav - Čáslav
  • 0704
  • 1975
  • Čáslav, Central Bohemian Region (Stredočesky kraj)
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • 4
  • 0
  • 19
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Aircraft was engaged in a training exercise with 14 Russian soldiers and 9 Czech soldiers on board. On landing, nose gear collapsed and aircraft skidded on runway, overrun, broke in two and came to rest in flames in a field. Seven occupants were injured, among them two seriously. The aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.
  • Wrong approach configuration. Crew came in too fast, touched down hard on the nose gear at a speed of 260 km/h and bounced twice, touching down with 1.6 to 3.3 g. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft overran the runway.