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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Date:Sunday 31 July 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Registration: RA-54790
C/n / msn: 1G183-54
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:8853
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:29 km (18.1 mls) E of Zelenogorskiy, Kemerovo Region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Evsino Airfield, Russia
Destination airport:Krasnoyarsk-Manskż Airfield, Russia
An Antonov 2 was destroyed when it impacted Abatova Mountain in the Kemerovo Region in Russia. All three crew members were killed. The aircraft was being ferried from the operator's base in Krasnodar to Irkutsk. Refueling stops were planned at Evsino, Novosibirsk Region and Krasnoyarsk.

Probable Cause:

The most probable cause of the An-2 RA-54790 crash was the adoption of an unjustified decision by the CBC to take a flight on the route without information about the weather forecast and the continuation of the flight under the worsened weather conditions for flights in which the captain was not prepared.
The contributing factors that increased the risk of collision with the mountain were:
- violation of regulations by the operator when appointing a crew without a co-pilot;
- The presence in the cockpit and piloting of the aircraft by an unauthorized person;
- Lack of control over crew preparation for flight by the operator.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 1 months
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-54790
accident date: 31-07-2016
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-54790
photo of Antonov-An-2R-RA-54790
accident date: 31-07-2016
type: Antonov An-2R
registration: RA-54790

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 Evsino Airfield to Krasnoyarsk-Manskż Airfield as the crow flies is 681 km (426 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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