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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Date:Saturday 2 June 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Volgograd Air Club
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Metallurg, Volgograd region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Srednyaya Akhtuba Airfield, Russia
Destination airport:Srednyaya Akhtuba Airfield, Russia
An Antonov 2 biplane was destroyed when it crashed on the banks of the Akhtuba River, Volgograd Region, Russia. All three on board were killed. The airplane was returning to the airport after parachutists had jumped from the plane. On board were the pilot, a parachutist instructor and a passenger. Probably sitting in the right seat the unfastened passenger slid off the chair and leaned on a control column. The plane went into a nosedive at an altitude of 1000 meters. It impacted the ground at a speed of 310 km/h.

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