ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2R RA-02240 Prochnookopskaya, Novokubansky district, Krasnodar region
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 15 July 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Registration: RA-02240
MSN: 1G235-11
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:4871
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Prochnookopskaya, Novokubansky district, Krasnodar region (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An Antonov An-2 hit power line wires during a night-time landing crashed. Both occupants, a pilot and a passenger, died in the crash.

Probable Cause:

The accident with the aircraft An-2 RA-02240 occurred when it was flying VFR at night VFR, due to the aircraft colliding with overhead power line wires that did not have nighttime markings, followed by a collision with trees and the terrain.
Most likely contributing factors were:
- insufficient experience of the crew in performing flights in night conditions and violation of the An-2 airplane's flight manual, which prescribes performing instrument flight at night;
- the decision to fly at night to a landing site with no light-signaling equipment;
- performing the flight at an altitude lower than the altitude of unlit obstacles, of which the crew had information;
- performing the flight with a reduced crew (without a co-pilot).

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: MAK Russia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 260 days (9 months)
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report


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MAK issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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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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Antonov An-2

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