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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 18 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2P
Operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-02457
C/n / msn: 1G117-68
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Nizhnevartovsk (   Russia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Nizhnevartovsk Airport (NJC/USNN), Russia
Destination airport:Strezhevoy Airport (SWT/UNSS), Russia
Narrative:
The An-2 took off from Nizhnevartovsk without having been properly cleared from snow and ice. The flight crew encountered control difficulties and made a forced landing in swampy terrain. A fire erupted.

Classification:
Icing
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Nizhnevartovsk Airport to Strezhevoy Airport as the crow flies is 69 km (43 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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