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Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Date:Saturday 7 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2T
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-23716
C/n / msn: 18347315
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:12738
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) SE of Ayanka Airstrip (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Ayanka Airstrip, Russia
Destination airport:Tilichiki (UHPT), Russia
Narrative:
While on a cargo flight from Ayanka to Tilichiki a strong fire emerged in the cockpit due to a fuel leak. The crew was incapacitated and the aircraft went out of control. The An-2 impacted the ice of a frozen lake in the tundra 20 km south-east of Ayanka.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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 Ayanka Airstrip to Tilichiki as the crow flies is 376 km (235 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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