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Date:Monday 23 April 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Registration: YR-BOR
MSN: 1G192-13
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:5461
Engines: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dârvari (   Romania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The An-2 spray plane departed from an airstrip near Sirna, Romania. At about 15 minutes after takeoff the crew noticed an anomaly in the engine cylinder head temperature indication and decided to land for inspection. They selected a landing site after a quick evaluation from the air.
The airplane landed with a tailwind on uneven terrain. The main undercarriage failed and the airplane swung 180 degrees before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

Causes of the accident
(1) Human Error in selecting inadequate land for landing and chosing a landing direction without taking into account the wind direction and intensity.
(2) Lack of information about the geographical location of artificial land areas with industrial deposits.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 123 days (4 months)
Accident number: NR. A12-05
Download report: Final report
Language: Romanian

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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
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