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Last updated: 26 September 2020
Date:Saturday 24 October 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-01231
C/n / msn: 16947320
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:6349
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,1 km (2.6 mls) from Nikolayevsk-na-Amure (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Airport (NLI/UHNN), Russia
Destination airport:Okha Airport (OHH/UHSH), Russia
The aircraft operated on a mail flight to Okha when it encountered below-minima weather conditions shortly after takeoff. These conditions were not forecast. The crew decided to return to Nikolayevsk-na-Amure but lost orientation. The An-2 impacted the wooded slope of a hill (282 metres) at an altitude of 190 metres.

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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 Nikolayevsk-na-Amure Airport to Okha Airport as the crow flies is 153 km (96 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.
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