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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 8 May 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2
Operator:GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation
Registration: CCCP-N140
C/n / msn: 1 30 473 06
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:North Pole (   North Pole)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed while landing on drifting ice at 89°09' N, 90°00' W and probably sank, occupants rescued by another aircraft.
It appeared that the pilot had inadvertently activated the reverse thrust setting of the propeller on finals.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Dmitri Yertsov


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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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