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Last updated: 10 August 2020
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 4 September 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Blagoveshchenski ASK ROSTO Polyot
Registration: RA-00901
C/n / msn: 1G171-22
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NE of Ekimchan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Ekimchan (UHBP), Russia
Destination airport:Udskoye Airstrip, Russia
Narrative:
The Antonov 2 plane, belonging to the Amur organization of Russia's Sports & Technology Society was charted for a flight from Ekimchan to Chumikan via Udskoye. The airplane never arrived at Udskoye and was declared missing. Low clouds, rain and thunderstorms made searching for the plane difficult. The wreckage was found after a 12-day search. The aircraft had flown into Mt. Bryus (1,767 m) of the Selemja range.
While flying in the fog the crew lost orientation to the ground some eight minutes after takeoff. It struck Mount Bryus at an elevation of 1,560 m.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ITAR-TASS
» Michael Roch


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Distance from Ekimchan to Udskoye Airstrip as the crow flies is 186 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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