Date & Time: May 10, 2015 at 1433 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
RF-01159
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Azov - Azov
MSN:
1G108-24
YOM:
1969
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Azov-Almaz Airfield on a para dropping mission with 12 skydivers and one pilot for the Azov Flying Club. Shortly after take off, while climbing, the engine lost power and the pilot decided to return. The aircraft lost height and crashed in flames in a field near the airport. All occupants were rescued and one passenger suffered minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Loss of power on engine.