Narrative: An Antonov 2 biplane struck snowy terrain during a flight from Rivne International Airport (RWN) to Poltava Airport (PLV), Ukraine. The right hand wings collapsed and the airplane sustained substantial structural damage to the fuselage. The pilot was injured.
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 Rivne International Airport to Poltava Airport as the crow flies is 596 km (372 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.