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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Datum:Montag 14 Februar 1977
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-2
Fluggesellschaft:Polish Air Force
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Unfallort:nahe Poznan (   Polen)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Poznan-Lawica Airport (POZ/EPPO), Polen
Flug nach:Warsaw-Modlin Air Base, Polen
After takeoff, the pilot flew in a circle with a left turn over the Poznan-Lawica Airport, increasing the height to 400 meters in order to check weather conditions. The flight to Warsaw was supposed to be carried out at an altitude of 200 meters. After 5 minutes of flight, the pilot reported that he was returning to the airfield. After 8 minutes of flight, the plane collided with the ground. All crew members and passengers died.
The flight crew performed a steep banking turn during the approach, which sharply increased after switching on the trim tabs.
Altitude was lost and the aircraft impacted terrain. Poor weather conditions were a factor. An visual approach under these conditions was not allowed.



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Distance from Poznan-Lawica Airport to Warsaw-Modlin Air Base as the crow flies is 257 km (161 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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