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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Thursday 20 June 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 2TP
Operator:N67AN Inc.
Registration: N67AN
C/n / msn: 1G88-13
First flight:
Engines: 1 PZL Kalisz (Shvetsov) ASz-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Weir, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Georgetown Municipal Airport, TX (KGTU), United States of America
Destination airport:Georgetown Municipal Airport, TX (KGTU), United States of America
During the departure climb from runway 18, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power. Emergency procedures were executed and a forced landing was initiated to a field. While on the approach the pilot observed a ditch running across the proposed landing pathway and turned the airplane to the right to parallel the ditch. During the landing roll, the pilot attempted to avoid a building by intentionally ground looping the airplane. During this avoidance maneuver, the left wing struck the building.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Engine seizure for undetermined reasons. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 243 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW96LA263
Download report: Summary report

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LY-ACK was registered N67AN (on paper) in September 1994
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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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