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Last updated: 26 July 2021
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Date:xx JAN 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force (KPAAF)
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Taechon Air Base (   North Korea)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Taechon Air Base, North Korea
Destination airport:Taechon Air Base, North Korea
Narrative:
Soon after takeoff from Taechon Air Base, engine problems developed and the pilot of a North Korean Air Force Antonov An-2 airplane lost control of the aircraft. The airplane crashed, killing the pilot and four students from the Chaehyun Military Academy.
The accident date was not reported, just that it occurred during the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, which was from 5 to 12 January 2021.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» dailynk.com


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