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Status:Final
Date:Saturday 15 March 2003
Time:17:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operating for:Anuschka Club International
Leased from:Kaunas Aviation
Registration: LY-KAG
MSN: 1G195-22
First flight: 1982
Total airframe hrs:4471
Cycles:1408
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS), Switzerland
Destination airport:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS), Switzerland
Narrative:
The aircraft lost engine power at 130m AGL after takeoff. The pilot made a left turn and flew back to the airfield. He touched some trees and made a bumpy landing. The Antonov flipped over and sustained substantial damage. The occupants escaped uninjured.

Probable Cause:

Cause (translated from German):
The accident is attributable to the fact that the engine of the aircraft quit in the climb phase and the plane did not have enough height for a reverse curve.
To the engine failure may have contributed:
- Carburettor icing
- Incorrect adjustment of the mixture control

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: Nr. 1862
Download report: Final report
Language: German

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 626th loss
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