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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Friday 26 August 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2P
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-01788
MSN: 1G107-35
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kystatyam (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Zhigansk Airport (UEKK), Russia
Destination airport:Zhigansk Airport (UEKK), Russia
The An-2 operated on a survey flight out of Zhigansk, patrolling along the Lena River in order to identify sources of pollution along the route.
The flight was carried out over the river Lena at a height of 100 m with an occasional descent to 50 m for the inspection of vessels. On the way back to Zhigansk the captain ordered the copilot to make a preliminary calculations of the next flight to Sangar. Thus the copilot did not actively monitor the position of the aircraft.

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