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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 26 June 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2R
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-19730
C/n / msn: 1G165-44
First flight: 1975
Total airframe hrs:8200
Cycles:22244
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) E of Shurma, Urzhum District (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kirov Airport (KVX/USKK), Russia
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a positioning flight from Malmyzh to Kirov with an en route stop at Kaksinvai. The aircraft was returning from crop-spraying operations at Malmyzh.
En route the pilot engaged in low altitude flight manoeuvres. While 'hopping' over a group of trees the aircraft lost speed, yawed, and crashed in a forest. A fire erupted. It appeared the pilots were intoxicated.

Classification:
Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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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