Date & Time: Oct 31, 1988
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-32325
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1G97-37
YOM:
1968
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On takeoff from Cabergen Airstrip located 135 km from Belaya Gora, a wrong flaps position forced the copilot to abandon the procedure when the captain decided to continue and increased engine power. The aircraft stalled and crashed 171 meters before the end of the runway and came to rest. All 15 occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Poor flight preparation and lack of crew coordination.