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Date:Wednesday 6 July 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-98282
MSN: 110147309
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:1896
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:145 km (90.6 mls) W of Aldan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Aldan Airport (ADH/UEEA), Russia
Destination airport:Aldan Airport (ADH/UEEA), Russia
The aircraft operated on a geophysical survey flight from Aldan when turned too late while approaching a summit (1046 metres) in the Amginski khrebet mountain ridge. It crashed on the slope of the mountain, caught fire and burnt out.
The pilots were possibly blinded by the sun.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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