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Last updated: 26 September 2020
Date:Wednesday 21 September 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2TP
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-70848
C/n / msn: 1G119-34
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:9150
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) E of Aiykan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Belkachi Airport, Russia
Destination airport:?
The pilot entered into the clouds at 1200 m, flying VFR from Belkachi to Aiykan. Having not sighted the destination airfield, the pilot decided to return to the departure airport and climbed to 1350 m. After 5 minutes in level flight the An-2 descended and struck a mountain at 1090 m. The An-2 was destroyed and partially burned.

» Dmitriy Yerstov (e-mail 25-3-2007)


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