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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2M
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-02369
C/n / msn: 701538
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:3093
Cycles:15040
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Velikaya Vulyga (   Ukraine)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Vinnitsa Airport (VIN/UKWW), Ukraine
Narrative:
The Ab-2 operated on a positioning flight from Velikaya Vulyga to Vinnitsa after completing crop-spraying operations.
However, before takeoff, the intoxicated crew, a pilot and an aircraft mechanic, forgot to remove the clamps from rudder and stabiliser. On take-off the aircraft banked to the left after reaching a height of some 10-15 metres. Height was lost and the aircraft crashed 500 metres from its parking position, caught fire and burnt out.

Classification:
Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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.
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