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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 29 August 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Komi Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42615
MSN: 1G40-16
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:4398
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Meschura Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Meschura Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Knyazhpogost Airfield, Russia
The An-2 operated on a flight from Meshchura to Knyazhpogost when the engine control lever got disconnected during initial climb due to a lacking lock tab. The aircraft lost height and speed and the pilot carried out a crash-landing on trees in the taiga 3 km south of Meshchura Airport. A fire erupted.


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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 Meschura Airport to Knyazhpogost Airfield as the crow flies is 81 km (51 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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