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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:Freitag 10 Januar 1969
Zeit:11:33
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-2
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-70940
Werknummer: 1116 473 16
Baujahr: 1959
Betriebsstunden:6557
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) E of Malka, Yelizovo district, Kamchatka region (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russland
Flug nach:Kozirevsk Airport, Russland
Unfallbericht:
The An-2 passenger plane operated on a flight from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC) to Esso with an en route stop at Kozirevsk on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia. There were eleven passengers and two pilots on board.
The crew decided to take the route over the mountains instead of the route along the valleys although the weather conditions did not allow for that. The aircraft entered clouds and impacted a slope of a mountain (1,280 metres high) in the Ganalskiye gory range. The airplane crashed at the 1230 m level and slid down the slope for 700 metres, coming to rest in the valley of the river Zubastaya. Both pilots were killed and all passengers injured, eight of them seriously.

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Distance from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport to Kozirevsk Airport as the crow flies is 355 km (222 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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