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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 31 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2TP
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-40573
C/n / msn: 1G84-26
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:2774
Cycles:4785
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tokmass (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Chelyabinsk Airport (CEK/USCC), Russia
Destination airport:Magnitogorsk Airport (MQF/USCM), Russia
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a positioning flight from Chelyabinsk to Magnitogorsk. The flight crew lost spatial orientation when entering an area with heavy snowfall and poor visibility. The aircraft stalled and crashed in a snow-covered field near Tokmass.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Chelyabinsk Airport to Magnitogorsk Airport as the crow flies is 275 km (172 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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