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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 9 February 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-55541
C/n / msn: 14647303
First flight: 1954
Total airframe hrs:6738
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,5 km (2.2 mls) NW of Dhzigda Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a positioning flight from Dhzigda in the Ayan district of the Khabarovsk region to Nelkan at night.
The pilot lost spatial orientation after take-off and allowed the aircraft to lose height. The aircraft struck trees and crashed into a forest near the river Maya 3,5 km north-west of the runway.

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