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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Friday 8 September 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-35112
MSN: 1G111-38
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:7437
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) SE of Yablunivka, Priluki district, Chernigov region (   Ukraine)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Yablunivka Airstrip, Ukraine
Destination airport:Yablunivka Airstrip, Ukraine
The An-2 lost height during a crop-spraying flight and impacted terrain between Yablunivka and Bubnovshchina, Russia.
Probably a first-aid kit which had been stored below the seat of the co-pilot got stuck between the steering column and the seat so that control over the stabiliser was lost.

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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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