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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 17 March 1938
Type:Tupolev G-2
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N210
C/n / msn: 22752
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buhkta Teplits (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Tupolev G-2 cargo plane departed Bukhta Tikhaya on a flight to Buhkta Teplits on Rudolph Island in the Franz-Joseph-Land Archipelago. At the destination airstrip the aircraft had to go around due to a layer of ground fog. Poor crew resource management resulted in the aircraft entering the fog layer. The aircraft descended until a ski of the left main landing gear hit
the snow. The undercarriage was ripped off and the aircraft crash-landed. Two crew and one passenger were seriously injured and two crew and two other passengers were slightly injured.

The Tupolev G-2 is a Tupolev TB-3 heavy bomber modified for the 1937 expedition to the North Pole with enclosed cockpit.

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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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