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Date:Saturday 16 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Dalstroi Aviation
Registration: CCCP-H986
First flight: 1950
Total airframe hrs:332
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:45 km (28.1 mls) SW of Omsukchan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Magadan Airport (GDX/UHMM), Russia
Destination airport:Omsukchan Airport (UHMF), Russia
The An-2 departed Magadan Airport on a flight to Seymchan and Omsukchan. The weather conditions on the route were fine. On board were 6 passengers (two of them children), 2 crew members and 253 kg of cargo. Having passed the village of Strelka, the captain decided to change the route without permission, setting course directly to Omsukchan. En route the flight encountered deteriorating weather. Instead of returning to Seymchan, the captain decided to fly along the gorge between the clouds and the mountain range. Under the clouds, the plane entered a precipitation zone in the form of snow with icing conditions.
The aircraft was not able to clear the summit of a 1400 m mountain. The main landing gear struts hit the side of the mountain and were torn away, the lower wings and the propeller received significant damage. The fuselage sustained significant damage.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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Distance from Magadan Airport to Omsukchan Airport as the crow flies is 388 km (242 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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