Narrative:The An-2 passenger plane departed Poliny Osipenko, Russia on a domestic passenger flight to Nikolaevsk-on-Amur with stops at Herpuchi and Oktyabrsky. The flight entered an area of low clouds shortly after takeoff from Herpuchi. The airplane continued over rugged terrain with high hills, attempting to fly below the clouds.
|Date:||Friday 16 June 1995|
|Operator:||Nikolayevski Aviation Enterprise|
|C/n / msn:|| 1G159-18|
|First flight:|| 1975|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 12|
|Total:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||22 km (13.8 mls) from Herpuchi ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Herpuchi, Russia|
|Destination airport:||Oktyabrsky Airfield, Russia|
The crew encountered rising terrain and were not able to avoid a collision with a forested slope. The biplane struck trees, crashed and caught fire.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Herpuchi to Oktyabrsky Airfield as the crow flies is 52 km (32 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.