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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 12 March 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 6
Operator:Aeroflot / Polar
Registration: CCCP-98341
C/n / msn: 110447314
First flight: 1958
Engines: 1 Shvetsov Ash-62IR/TK
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Richardson Lakes (   Antarctica)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
The Antonov 6 took part in the 8th Soviet Antarctic expedition (SAE) in 1962/63. It was severely damaged during the night of 12/13 March 1963 while being parked near the Richardson Lakes when a massive storm hit the area. The aircraft received additional damage in a second storm on 16 March 1963.

The An-6 is an An-2 transport aircraft fitted with the Shvetsov Ash-62IR/TK turbo-charged engine to support the Antarctic research stations.

Classification:

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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