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Date:Sunday 23 April 2006
Time:ca 20:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operating for:ROSTO Shahty
Leased from:Yugavia
Registration: RF-00451
MSN: 1G218-05
First flight: 1986
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tersky (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Tersky, Russia
Destination airport:Tersky, Russia
According to press reports an intoxicated pilot took four passengers on a flight near Tersky in the Buddenovsk district, Stavropol territory. The airplane banked sharply and crashed. The gust locks of both ailerons and one flap had not been removed before the flight.
The official registration, RF-00451, had been altered crudely as "RF-30451".

Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

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» Kommersant
» Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) of Russia


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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 652nd loss
  • 211th fatal accident
  • 42nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 50th worst accident (currently)
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