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Accident description
Last updated: 22 April 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 7 November 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:DalTransAero
Registration: RA-02305
C/n / msn: 1G240-07
First flight: 1990
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ekimchan, Amur Region (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Ekimchan (UHBP), Russia
Destination airport:Udskoye Airstrip, Russia
Narrative:
An Antonov An-2 impacted wooded terrain next to a residence close to Ekimchan Airstrip, Russia. The aircraft was consumed by fire. One of the two pilots sustained fatal injuries.
The aircraft had departed Ekimchan and was en route at an altitude of 1800 meters when the crew noticed a strong smell of gasoline in the cockpit. They decided to return to the departure aerodrome. During descent, the engine began running rough. Sparks and flames were observed. When approaching the airstrip at Ekimchan, the engine began losing power. At an altitude of about 50 meters, the engine stopped. Because of the presence of buildings in front of the aircraft, the crew executed the turn to the left. The aircraft impacted a wooded area, near the end of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation ongoing

Sources:
» Tass.ru
» MAK
» EMERCOM Russia


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Distance from Ekimchan to Udskoye Airstrip as the crow flies is 186 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from 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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