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Last updated: 16 January 2021
Date:Thursday 15 April 2010
Time:ca 20:00 MSK
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Registration: RF-00259
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) from Saransk (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An An-2 crop spraying plane sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during a forced landing after engine problems.
It appeared that the An-2 did not have a Certificate of Airworthiness, nor a Certificate of Registration. The airplane had been assembled from parts of several unserviceable An-2's.

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

» Scramble 373


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