Accident Antonov An-2T N72KS, Monday 15 May 2000
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Date:Monday 15 May 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-2T
Owner/operator:Greatland Resource
Registration: N72KS
MSN: 1G237-32
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:North Pole -   Arctic Ocean
Phase: Landing
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Destination airport:
The Antonov, accompanied by a Cessna 185 was on the return trip from Spitzbergen to Barrow, Alaska when a landing was attempted on the North Pole. The Cessna landed first to check the thickness of the ice. When the Antonov touched down the ice began to crack. While attempting to take off again, the ice gave way under the main gear, causing the nose to sink into the freezing water. The aircraft remained on the ice, supported by the lower wing of the biplane. All aboard managed to get out safely through the aft left hand door.


Antonov on ice: polar adventure features impromptu bivouac / by Bob Marks


photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC); 01 July 1999

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