Accident Antonov An-2 CCCP-02185, Friday 14 January 1966
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Date:Friday 14 January 1966
Time:15:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-02185
MSN: 112247305
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:6885 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:3,4 km from Shamurat, Nurata district of the Samarkand region -   Uzbekistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Samarkand Airport (SKD/UTSS)
Narrative:
The An-2 operated on a flight from Nurata to Samarkand with at least one intermediate stop at the sovkhoz (state farm) "Kommunizm". On the leg from "Kommunizm" to Samarkand the flight encountered below-minima weather conditions with low clouds and heavy rain. The captain felt pressure to continue the flight since his children were home alone while his wife was in hospital. He deviated from the prescribed flight path to the east, hoping for better weather conditions.
While flying along the Karatau mountain range (1,100 metres), the aircraft lost height due to strong katabatic winds and
impacted the slope of a mountain at a height of 930 metres.

Sources:

Soviet Transports
airdisaster.ru

Statistics

  • 47th worst accident in 1966
  • 21st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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