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Last updated: 21 September 2020
Date:Tuesday 11 July 1972
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-98280
C/n / msn: 110147308
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:10005
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Okha (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Okha Airport (OHH/UHSH), Russia
Destination airport:Tsimmermanovka Airstrip, Russia
The An-2 operated on a cargo flight from Okha to Tsimmermanovka when it entered thick fog at a height of some 35-40 metres shortly after take-off. The pilot decided to fly a 180 degree turn but lost speed in the process. The aircraft stalled and crashed on the shore of Pyervaya Bukhta Bay to the north-west of the airport. A fire erupted which consumed the aircraft.

Loss of control


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