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Last updated: 20 November 2018
Date:Wednesday 4 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-49342
C/n / msn: 1G12-26
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:10667
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Irkutsk Airport (IKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Destination airport:?
The Antonov 2 crashed after colliding with Antonov 12 CCCP-12985 over Irkutsk airport. The An-12, operating for Aeroflot / East Siberia, crashed as well. The accident was caused by ATC, clearing the An-2 for takeoff, crossing the An-12's flight path.

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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 209th loss
  • 116th fatal accident
  • 4th worst accident (at the time)
  • 8th worst accident (currently)
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