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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 7 September 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Tajikistan
Registration: CCCP-79816
C/n / msn: 116047304
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:5087
Cycles:7483
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:60 km (37.5 mls) W of Murgab (   Tajikistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Dushanbe Airport (DYU/UTDD), Tajikistan
Destination airport:Murgab Airport, Tajikistan
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a flight from Dushanbe to Murgab in support of a geological expedition when a fire erupted while the aircraft was flying through the gorge of the river Murgab. The crew attempted a forced landing near the confluence of the rivers Murgab and Zapadny Pshart, 60 km west of Murgab, but while flying a steep left turn the aircraft collided with the northern slope of the gorge and crashed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Dushanbe Airport to Murgab Airport as the crow flies is 452 km (282 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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