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Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Ekimchan: 1 killed

Accident description

  • Nov 7, 2017 at 0825 LT
  • RA-02305
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Cargo
  • Yes
  • City
  • Ekimchan - Udskoye
  • 1G240-07
  • 1990
  • SHA9001
  • Ekimchan, Amur oblast
  • Russia
  • Asia
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • Shortly after takeoff from Ekimchan Airport, the single engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in flames in a wooded and snow covered area located near few houses. One of the pilots was killed while the second occupant was injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. According to preliminary report, the loss of control was caused by an engine failure during initial climb.