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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 13 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2
Operator:Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-04355
C/n / msn: 114147305
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:16213
Cycles:18949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Uelen (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Provideniya Airport (PVS/UHMD), Russia
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a flight from the ice of the lagoon at Uelen to Provideniya in support of the international expedition "Great Circle". The aircraft pitched up during takeoff, lost speed and stalled at a height of some 30 metres. It came down on the snow-covered frozen surface of the Uelen Lagoon 475 metres after lift-off. It appeared that the MTOW had been exceeded by 238 kg and
the centre of gravity was beyond the aft limit.

Classification:
Overloaded
Centre of Gravity outside limits
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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