Date & Time: Jun 28, 1962 at 0956 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ksenyevka - Ksenyevka
1 62 473 06
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The crew was engaged in a local pesticides spraying mission at Ksenyevka sovkhoz, about 160 km northeast of Kostanay. Immediately after takeoff, the pilot-in-command pull on the control column and started a steep climb and then a sharp turn to the left at low height. Due to insufficient speed, the airplane stalled and crashed in flames. All four occupants were rescued but severely burned while the aircraft was destroyed by fire. Few hours later, both passengers, a boy aged 7 and a girl aged 15, died from their injuries. Two days later, the copilot died as well.
Lack of discipline and rigor on part of the captain who decided to make a steep climb after departure and hazardous maneuvers at low altitude with two passengers on board, which was against the published procedures.