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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 1 July 1968
Time:16:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2M
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-02332
C/n / msn: 7 014 20
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:699
Cycles:2793
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Breusovka, Poltava region (   Ukraine)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 was engaged in crop-spraying operations near Olkhovatka in the Poltava region of Ukraine. During these flights the pilot allowed others to accompany him on the flight deck. After the spraying flight had finished, he flew to Kozelschina, taking on passengers along the route. They drank vodka at Kozelschina.
The pilot then flew back with two mechanics and conducted another crop spraying flight. After landing the pilot was again engaged in a drinking party.
The pilot and mechanics then again boarded the plane and took off.
After performing a right turn at an altitude of 25-30 m the engine stalled. A forced landing was carried out in a field of winter wheat. The undercarriage collapsed on touchdown and the plane continued to slide on the fuselage, gradually breaking up. The fuselage collapsed and the wings broke off.
It appeared the fuel contained water and the pilot was heavily intoxicated pilot (3,8 o/oo).

Classification:
Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Fuel contamination

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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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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