Date & Time: May 12, 2010 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
RF-00259
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Astrakhan - Astrakhan
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, aircraft suffered an engine failure and crashed in an open field. All 12 occupants escaped uninjured but the aircraft was destroyed by fire. 15APR2010, same aircraft was severely damaged on an illegal crop-spraying flight near Saransk, Russia. Aircraft with illegal registration, no CofR and no CofA.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.