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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 21 July 1968
Time:12:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Kyrgyzstan
Registration: CCCP-32209
C/n / msn: 1G95-21
First flight: 1968
Total airframe hrs:170
Cycles:201
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) SW of Sufi-Kurgan (   Kyrgyzstan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Daroot-Korgon Airport, Kyrgyzstan
Destination airport:Osh Airport (OSS/UAFO), Kyrgyzstan
Narrative:
An Antonov 2 passenger plane flew into steep mountain slope at an altitude of 4000 m, 15 km south-west of Sufi-Kurgan, Kyrgyzstan. Both pilots and all 12 passengers were killed.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Dzhargital to Osh via Daroot-Korgon. Weather was poor with thunderstorm and rain. This caused the pilots to lose orientation. The airplane deviated from the prescribed flight path to the west by 10 km.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
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Distance from Daroot-Korgon Airport to Osh Airport as the crow flies is 126 km (79 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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