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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 3 August 1968
Time:16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-01118
C/n / msn: 1 73 473 17
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:11740
Cycles:18999
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7,5 km (4.7 mls) NE of Psebai (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russia
Destination airport:Psebai Airport, Russia
Flightnumber: 961
Narrative:
Encountered below-minima weather conditions with rain and poor visibility while en route from Krasnodar to Psebai in Russia. The crew decided to return but the aircraft flew into at a wooded slope of the Skalisty khrebet range at a height of 1,050 metres. Both pilots and all 12 passengers were killed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
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Distance from Krasnodar Airport to Psebai Airport as the crow flies is 164 km (103 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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Antonov An-2

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