Accident Antonov An-2TP CCCP-96224,
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Date:Friday 9 September 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-2TP
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-96224
MSN: 1G72-08
Year of manufacture:1966
Total airframe hrs:327 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,8 km W off Tsikhisdziri Cape -   Georgia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS/UGSB)
Destination airport:Poti Airport (UGSP)
The An-2 operated on a flight from Batumi to Sukhumi with an en route stop at Poti. Ten minutes after takeoff the engine failed due to problems with the magnetos. The aircraft was flying at a height of 250 metres some 2 km off the coastline at the time. The crew decided to make a forced landing in the Black Sea near a fishing vessel, 1800 m off Cape Tsikhisdziri and alighted some 500-600 metres from the vessel.
The wreck was recovered from a depth of some 34-36 metres on 14 September 1966.


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