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Last updated: 25 February 2021
Date:Tuesday 26 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-41971
C/n / msn: 13347311
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:14362
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) S of Khovu-Aksy Airport (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kyzyl Airport (KYZ/UNKY), Russia
Destination airport:Khovu-Aksy Airport (UNYH), Russia
The An-2 operated on a flight from Kyzyl to Khovu-Aksy when it encountered below-minima weather conditions with low clouds over mountainous terrain. The airplane flew through clouds until it impacted the wooded slope of a 2591 m high mountain at a height of 1940 metres. The wreckage was located the next day.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Kyzyl Airport to Khovu-Aksy Airport as the crow flies is 77 km (48 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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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 101st loss
  • 63rd fatal accident
  • The worst accident (at the time)
  • 4th worst accident (currently)
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