ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2 registration unknown Poznan
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Date:Monday 14 February 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Polish Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Poznan (   Poland)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Poznan-Lawica Airport (POZ/EPPO), Poland
Destination airport:Warsaw-Modlin Air Base, Poland
After takeoff, the pilot flew in a circle with a left turn over the Poznan-Lawica Airport, increasing the height to 400 meters in order to check weather conditions. The flight to Warsaw was supposed to be carried out at an altitude of 200 meters. After 5 minutes of flight, the pilot reported that he was returning to the airfield. After 8 minutes of flight, the plane collided with the ground. All crew members and passengers died.
The flight crew performed a steep banking turn during the approach, which sharply increased after switching on the trim tabs.
Altitude was lost and the aircraft impacted terrain. Poor weather conditions were a factor. An visual approach under these conditions was not allowed.

Loss of control



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Distance from Poznan-Lawica Airport to Warsaw-Modlin Air Base as the crow flies is 257 km (161 miles).

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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