Accident Antonov An-2R RA-71165,
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Date:Monday 9 January 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-2R
Owner/operator:Naryan-Mar Air Enterprise
Registration: RA-71165
MSN: 1G200-08
Year of manufacture:1983
Total airframe hrs:12705 hours
Engine model:Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:10 km SW of Karatayka -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ust-Kara Airstrip
Destination airport:Karatayka Airport (ULDT)
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
An Antonov An-2R, operated by the Naryan-Mar Air Enterprise, crashed in severe icing and low visibility conditions, some 10 km from Karatayka, Russia. The captain and one of the passengers died in the accident.

The aircraft operated on a round trip from Naryan-Mar Airport (NNM) to Ust-Kara Airstrip and back via Karatayka. At 13:20 the aircraft took off from Ust-Kara and headed for Karatayka. Due to bad weather conditions, the flight aborted the approach to Karatayka. The captain decided to head to the alternate, Varandey Airport.
The aircraft climbed to an altitude of 200 m, but the aircraft was only able to maintain that altitude using takeoff power.
The captain then decided to perform a forced landing. By then the windows had frozen up because the window heating did not work. The aircraft descended until it struck the ground.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




photo (c) MAK; Karatayka; January 2023

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