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Last updated: 5 December 2019
Date:Friday 20 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2SX
Operator:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registration: CCCP-79827
C/n / msn: 116047319
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:4710
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saatli District (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The An-2 operated on a crop-spraying flight for the kolkhoz (collective farm) im. M.F. Akhundova in the Saatli district of Azerbaijan when the engine failed due to a bird-strike while the aircraft was flying at a height of some 20-25 metres. An immediate forced landing was not possible due to the terrain, forcing the crew to carry out a left turn, but the aircraft touched the high
embankment of a canal and crashed.

Forced landing outside airport

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