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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 20 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-55798
C/n / msn: 1G51-11
First flight: 1964
Total airframe hrs:6947
Cycles:20001
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Starobeshevo District, Donetsk Region (   Ukraine)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a crop-spraying flight for the sovkhoz (state farm) "Gornyak" in the Starobeshevo District of the Donetsk Region. The aircraft lost height and impacted terrain when flying a steep right turn at a height of some 50 metres. A post-impact fire erupted.

Classification:
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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