Narrative:An Antonov 2 biplane, RA-40309, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Most Pyssa, Russia.
|Date:||14 NOV 1996|
|C/n / msn:|| 1G221-39|
|First flight:|| 1986|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Most Pyssa (Russia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Most Pyssa Airfield, Russia|
|Destination airport:||Koslan Airfield, Russia|
The Komi Avia plane operated on a flight from Koslan to Vazhgort, Puchkoma, Chuprova, Vazhgort, Most Pyssa and back to Koslan. The flight to Most Pyssa was uneventful. But weather was deteriorating and it was snowing during the 20 minutes the plane was parked at Most Pyssa. The crew decicded to continue for the last leg of the flight, but they failed to remove the snow from the wings prior to departure.
As the An-2 was turning left immediately after takeoff, the airplane stalled and crashed into a forest. A fire broke out.
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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 Most Pyssa Airfield to Koslan Airfield as the crow flies is 77 km (48 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.