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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Date:Monday 20 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-06333
C/n / msn: 1G69-07
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:2681
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kuban (   Russia)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Kuban State Farm Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Kuban State Farm Airport, Russia
The An-2 biplane was engaged in flights for the application of mineral fertilizers on the farm fields at the Kuban State Farm, Russia. On the seventh flight of the day the aircraft technician and an employee of the farm were also on board. The employee was also present in the cockpit. The captain handed over control of the airplane to the copilot while he turned to the farm employee to study the maps of the fields that needed to be processed.
While performing a low altitude procedure turn, the copilot lost control of the plane. The airplane rolled 45 degrees and impacted the ground. The captain and technician survived the accident.

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Antonov An-2

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