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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 19 December 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2TP
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-40521
C/n / msn: 1G83-24
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:5918
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sanatorny (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Kirov Airport (KVX/USKK), Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a flight from Kirov to Plotbishche with an en route stop at Shurma. The first leg was with without passengers or cargo. En route the flight encountered poor weather conditions with snowfall and limited visibility. Between Urzhum and Shurma
the aircraft suffered from severe icing. The pilots lost control of the aircraft as a result of heavy icing and the aircraft impacted a snow-covered field between Shevnino and Sanatorny.

Classification:
Icing
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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