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Last updated: 21 October 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 20 August 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation
Registration: CCCP-N568
C/n / msn: 10947301
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lena River near Yakutsk (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 crashed when taking off with the gust locks on the ailerons still attached. The aircraft crashed into the Lena River, 500 metres from the banks and sank.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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