Date & Time: Oct 9, 2003 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
RA-01440
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Olenyok-Amakinskaya
MSN:
1G231-20
YOM:
1988
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

While flying at 3,700 feet, the engine exploded and stopped. The crew elected to carry out an emergency landing in a field located 49 km from Amakinskaya airport. On landing, the aircraft hit small trees and crashed. The engine problem was caused by a fatigue fracture on the number one cylinder. Both pilots escaped unhurt. The aircraft was carrying 5 barrels of gazoline.