The Crash Site

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 1

One Russian blogger has spotted a something looking like a crash site in the wild forests near St. Petersburg. So he decided to travel to that place and see it by his own eyes. After a long journey through the woods he found the AN-8 plane which was landed in the middle of the forest and now stays abandoned. The reasons why it had to this are unknown.

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 2

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 3

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 4

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 5

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 6

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 7

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 8

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 9

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 10

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 11

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 12

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 13

Russian plane shot down. It is AN-8 plane. 14

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47 thoughts on “The Crash Site”

  1. “After a long journey through the woods he found the AN-8 plane”

    I belive that his car is parked about 100m from the plane 😀 Or maybe this car was landed and abandoned there aswell…

  2. wild forest you said? and there is a mini car in the wild forest? look at photo number 11. come on… you lied to me!

  3. If that plan crash landed then the pilot deserves a medal for keeping it in one piece and landing it so neatly.

    Cool thing to find if you never knew it was there though.

  4. Looks like they ran out of fuel and tried to make the road ahead of them (other side of the bend there) but undershot and caught the trees. No fuel means no fire.

    Most of the missing instruments are the primary flight instruments on the FO side. This is consistent with a post-crash investigation; The instruments of the pilot flying will be removed and checked.

    If the fuel gauge is the missing instrument low on the center panel, then that’s all the more evidence of a fuel exhaustion incident (which is a dirt-common mistake…)

  5. Hrm. Story doesn’t match the pics very well.

    First there’s the pavement and car as mentioned, next to a “P” sign (parking I presume).
    Then there is a green post in front of the plane (lamp? info sign?)
    Then in some of the shots, there appears to be a building of some sort on the left with a green door.

    Looks like either a dumped plane, or a historical/memorial site to me…no way it’s a crash.

    D.

  6. it just might be some small abandoned military airfield. Soviet times they were built everywhere just in case. To hide them from bad bad americans they were made look like road in woods. In google map pics seems that there is runway before plain. And plain is ready to take off. It cant be made by crash because then airplain tail should be towards open area.

  7. In USSR there was a common practice to use old military equipment (tanks, planes, guns) as monuments.

    Maybe that was the case.

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  10. That plane was not flown into the forrest, it would not have wings or propellers. It was parked there a long time ago and the forrest grew around it. Also it would have to have flown in backwards as someone else pointed out.

    Still – pretty cool. I’d like to see it.

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  13. Look at all the pics where you can see the front wheels: isn’t there a steel rod, the kind used to tow planes around, attached to the front wheels? It would certainly “crash” trying to land with one of those things attached. Probably the reason why it landed backward…

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  16. 1. The airplane is facing the clearing. perhaps for a jato/rato?
    2. There are cars there.
    3. the google map link shows the position to be max 2 meters of civilization.

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  18. dude russia is so intresting with all those abandonned historical places i would love to visit them except those with radiations

  19. Apparently in all this time no one has noticed that these photos are from (at least) two different planes. Compare 1 & 2 with 3 (maybe) and 7 with 10.

  20. Regardless of the story … If no one else is gonna put it to good use, I’ll take it! 🙂
    I’m sure some of the USAF personnel around here would flip when it was flying over one of the many bases in the area, lol.

  21. Very fascinating. But it’s not exactly in the middle of nowhere as claimed! The Number 109 bus stops on a main road just 130 metres away from this aircraft!

    60.117743,30.20340 on Google Earth

    Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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