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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 9 September 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2TP
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-96224
C/n / msn: 1G72-08
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:327
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,8 km (1.1 mls) W off Tsikhisdziri Cape (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS/UGSB), Georgia
Destination airport:Poti Airport (UGSP), Georgia
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a flight from Batumi to Sukhumi with an en route stop at Poti. Ten minutes after takeoff the engine failed due to problems with the magnetos. The aircraft was flying at a height of 250 metres some 2 km off the coastline at the time. The crew decided to make a forced landing in the Black Sea near a fishing vessel, 1800 m off Cape Tsikhisdziri and alighted some 500-600 metres from the vessel.
The wreck was recovered from a depth of some 34-36 metres on 14 September 1966.

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Ditching

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Batumi-Chorokh Airport to Poti Airport as the crow flies is 62 km (39 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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