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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Montag 15 Mai 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-2T
Fluggesellschaft:Greatland Resource
Kennzeichen: N72KS
Werknummer: 1G237-32
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:North Pole (   Arktischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
The Antonov, accompanied by a Cessna 185 was on the return trip from Spitzbergen to Barrow, Alaska when a landing was attempted on the North Pole. The Cessna landed first to check the thickness of the ice. When the Antonov touched down the ice began to crack. While attempting to take off again, the ice gave way under the main gear, causing the nose to sink into the freezing water. The aircraft remained on the ice, supported by the lower wing of the biplane. All aboard managed to get out safely through the aft left hand door.

» Antonov on ice: polar adventure features impromptu bivouac / by Bob Marks


photo of Antonov-An-2T-N72KS
accident date: 15-05-2000
type: Antonov An-2T
registration: N72KS
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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