Narrative:An Antonov 2 biplane crashed during a night time training flight near Batagay Airport, Russia. Both pilots were killed.
|Date:||Friday 3 January 1964|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| 1954|
|Total airframe hrs:||7175|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||2,2 km (1.4 mls) from Batagay Airport ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Batagay Airport (UEBB), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Batagay Airport (UEBB), Russia|
The visibility had deteriorated from 7000 m to 4000 m as the pilots were practising an approach to at Batagay Airport. After turning to finals the airplane crashed 2200 m short of the runway and 205 m to the right of the extended centreline.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.