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Date:Wednesday 24 March 2004
Time:21:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2SX
Operator:Mr. Plenkin
Registration: RA-33596
MSN: 1G230-38
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Pavlovsky district, Voronezhskaya Oblast (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Contacted trees and crashed while on a night-time approach, 390 meters short of the runway. The airfield was not suitable for a night-time landing because it did not have any runway or approach lights. The aircraft had carried out a test of its equipment for the dispersion of fertilizers.
Investigators discovered numerous deficiencies in organization and operation of flights by the Don-Avia-Center airline. The aircraft was maintained by Don-Avia-Center and operated by flight crew from that airline.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 459
» MAK Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)
» RIA Novosti


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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 632nd loss
  • 203rd fatal accident
  • 55th worst accident (at the time)
  • 66th worst accident (currently)
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