ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2SX CCCP-33170 Kursk
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Date:Saturday 17 April 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2SX
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-33170
MSN: 1145 473 04
First flight: 1960
Total airframe hrs:7750
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kursk (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Antonov stalled and crashed on takeoff from an airstrip of the Oktyabr' collective farm. Lift-off was attempted at too low a speed.

Probable Cause:

Conclusion: the flight accident occurred due to the aircraft taking off at low speed, reaching supercritical angles of attack and subsequent stalling on the left wing. This was a consequence of the crew's failure to take into account the tailwind during takeoff.

Loss of control

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