ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2M CCCP-02369 Velikaya Vulyga
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Date:Sunday 10 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2M
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-02369
MSN: 701538
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:3093
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Velikaya Vulyga (   Ukraine)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Vinnitsa Airport (VIN/UKWW), Ukraine
The Ab-2 operated on a positioning flight from Velikaya Vulyga to Vinnitsa after completing crop-spraying operations.
However, before takeoff, the intoxicated crew, a pilot and an aircraft mechanic, forgot to remove the clamps from rudder and stabiliser. On take-off the aircraft banked to the left after reaching a height of some 10-15 metres. Height was lost and the aircraft crashed 500 metres from its parking position, caught fire and burnt out.

Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

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