- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 16, 1972
Time: ?
Location: Svetlogorsk, Russia
Operator: Military - Russian Navy
Flight #: ?
Route: Kaliningrad - Kaliningrad
AC Type: Antonov An-26
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 9   (passengers:0  crew:9)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:0  crew:9)
Ground: 25
Summary: The military plane was returning after a flight over the Baltic Sea for weather research. The crew didnít set the barometric altimeter the airfield, so the altimeter indicated a height higher than the actual altitude. After crossing the shoreline it entered a patch of thick fog. The crew couldnít see the ground and descended to a dangerously low altitude. The aircraft crashed onto a kindergarten, killing 23 children and two adults. The altimeter from an Il-14 was mistakenly installed in the AN-24.
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