ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2 CCCP-A2597 between Kyzyl and Abakan
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Date:Saturday 21 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-A2597
First flight: 1951
Total airframe hrs:102
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Kyzyl and Abakan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kyzyl Airport (KYZ/UNKY), Russia
Destination airport:Abakan Airport (ABA/UNAA), Russia
The An-2 departed from Kyzyl on a flight to Abakan with a cargo of 485 kg of fur. The plane did not arrive at the destination airport.
Weather along the route was below the established minimum. The Kyzyl Meteorological Bureau received a storm warning from the Olenya Rechka meteorological station located on the Sayan Mountains Pass along the flight route of snowfall with a visibility of 1,000 m. Since there was no radio contact with the flight anymore, the controller could not pass on this information.



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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 Kyzyl Airport to Abakan Airport as the crow flies is 305 km (190 miles).

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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