2006 August 22 - Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612

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2006 August 22 - Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612

Post by planeanxiety » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:09 pm

Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 was a scheduled passenger flight on 22 August 2006, operated by Saint Petersburg-based airlines Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise, flying from Anapa Airport to Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg. The aircraft crashed in Donetsk Oblast in Eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. All 170 people on board were killed.

The crash was the deadliest aviation accident in 2006. At the time it was the deadliest crash in Ukrainian modern history and the second deadliest in Ukraine SSR, after the 1979 Dniprodzerzhynsk mid-air collision The death toll was eventually surpassed in 2014 when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down 40 miles (64 km) east of where Flight 612 had crashed, also located in Donetsk Oblast, killing all 298 people on board in the deadliest single airliner shoot-down in aviation history.

CVR: https://www.tailstrike.com/220806.html

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