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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 24 July 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2T
Operator:Aeroflot, Kazakstan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-43833
C/n / msn: 16547316
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:5547
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Karaganda Airport (KGF) (   Kazakhstan)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Karaganda Airport (KGF/UAKK), Kazakhstan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An intoxicated former pilot entered the aircraft which was waiting on the apron at Karaganda for crew and passengers, took off and performed unauthorised manoeuvres at low height. The left wing contacted the apron three minutes after take-off and the aircraft slid across the apron, destroying the Lenin monument next to the terminal building and came to rest upside-down. A post-impact fire erupted, which consumed the fuselage.

Classification:
Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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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