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Date:Thursday 8 August 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Registration: RA-33322
MSN: 1G225-41
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sladkiy Liman, Kanev district, Krasnodar region (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An Antonov 2R biplane was destroyed when it collided with terrain after striking electricity cables on takeoff. The pilot and the mechanic were killed. Both crew members were intoxicated and attempted a flight without permission.
The elevator locks were still engaged, causing severe control problems on takeoff.

Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 622nd loss
  • 200th fatal accident
  • 85th worst accident (at the time)
  • 103rd worst accident (currently)
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