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Last updated: 28 October 2020
Date:Friday 16 June 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2P
Operator:Nikolayevski Aviation Enterprise
Registration: RA-07743
C/n / msn: 1G159-18
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) from Herpuchi (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Herpuchi, Russia
Destination airport:Oktyabrsky Airfield, Russia
The An-2 passenger plane departed Poliny Osipenko, Russia on a domestic passenger flight to Nikolaevsk-on-Amur with stops at Herpuchi and Oktyabrsky. The flight entered an area of low clouds shortly after takeoff from Herpuchi. The airplane continued over rugged terrain with high hills, attempting to fly below the clouds.
The crew encountered rising terrain and were not able to avoid a collision with a forested slope. The biplane struck trees, crashed and caught fire.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Herpuchi to Oktyabrsky Airfield as the crow flies is 52 km (32 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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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 537th loss
  • 184th fatal accident
  • 5th worst accident (at the time)
  • 8th worst accident (currently)
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