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Status:
Date:Thursday 7 January 1971
Time:11:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2M
Operator:Khemka Aviation
Registration: VT-DZB
MSN: 801823
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Patna (   India)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 biplane was heading to a field for a crop spraying demonstration. After reducing power to the cruise setting, a loss of power occurred. The aircraft sustained substantial damage in the forced landing that followed.
The power loss was caused by a mechanical failure in the throttle control system because of inadequate maintenance.

Classification:

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Civil aircraft accidents 1971 / Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, CAD, ASD


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