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Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:Sunday 12 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-55567
MSN: 14847312
First flight: 1954
Total airframe hrs:12407
Cycles:15660
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Farikha Airstrip (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Farikha Airstrip, Russia
Destination airport:Naryan-Mar Airport (NNM/ULAM), Russia
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a cargo flight from Farikha to Naryan-Mar at night when it entered the back side of the power curve shortly after takeoff. The aircraft lost height and crashed on the ice 1124 metres from the runway threshold. The airplane was consumed by fire.

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Distance from Farikha Airstrip to Naryan-Mar Airport as the crow flies is 109 km (68 miles).

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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