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Date:Monday 9 November 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2SX
Operator:Aeroflot / Moldova
Registration: CCCP-43915
MSN: 111347307
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:3834
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NW of Gavanoasa (   Moldova)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Cahul Airport (LUCH), Moldova
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a positioning flight from Cahul to Vulcanesti after crop-spraying operations for the "Gigant" kolkhoz (collective farm) when the intoxicated crew performed unauthorised manoeuvres. The aircraft lost speed, entered a dive and crashed in a field between Vladimirovca and Gavanoasa (2 km north-west of Gavanoasa)

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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