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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 26 February 1966
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-79910
C/n / msn: 116647302
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:2711
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mys Nalycheva (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Milkovo (UHPM), Russia
Destination airport:Khalaktyrka Airport (UHPH), Russia
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a flight from Milkovo to Khalaktyrka in support of a geological expedition when it encountered below-minima weather conditions. Poor visibility and heavy snowfall existed in the area. The aircraft deviated from the prescribed flight path to the left by 17 km and crashed at a height of 589 metres into the cloud-covered summit of a hill (594 metres) on cape Mys Nalycheva.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Milkovo to Khalaktyrka Airport as the crow flies is 183 km (114 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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