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Last updated: 7 June 2020
Datum:Sonntag 15 April 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-2
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Magadan Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-23700
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Karpun Mountain (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Palyavaam Airstrip, Russland
Flug nach:Pevek Airport (PWE/UHMP), Russland
The An-2 operated on a positioning flight from Palyavaam to Pevek (Chaun district of Chukotka). En route the crew did not follow the Palyavaam River but deviated to the left by 12 km. They encountered bad visibility (snow flurry) and flew into the side of Karpun Mountain (906 metres). Both pilots were severely injured.

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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 Palyavaam Airstrip to Pevek Airport as the crow flies is 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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