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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 7 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-70493
C/n / msn: 1G144-04
First flight: 1973
Total airframe hrs:4743
Cycles:18033
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) N of Karnaukhovskiy (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 was detached for crop-spraying operations to the airstrip of the kolkhoz (collective farm) "Bolshevik" in the Tsimlyansk district of the Rostov region on 5 May 1978.
Three days later an intoxicated pilot took two passengers on an unauthorised pleasure flight from Novaya Tsimlya to the "Bolshevik" airstrip. The airplane crashed in a field and burned.

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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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