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Date:Thursday 4 May 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Magnitogorsk ROSTO
Registration: RA-19550
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,3 km (0.8 mls) SSW of Sibay Airport, Bashkortostan (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Sibay Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Magnitogorsk Airport (MQF/USCM), Russia
Crashed and burned shortly after takeoff. The airplane was departing on a survey flight over the Ural River.
It appeared the elevator and rudder locks were still engaged. The aircraft had undergone maintenance prior to the flight and maintenance personnel had failed to remove the locks.


Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sibay Airport to Magnitogorsk Airport as the crow flies is 78 km (49 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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