Date & Time: Nov 23, 1991
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Registration:
CCCP-81545
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kungrad – Komsomolsk-na-Ustyurte – Karakalpakiya
MSN:
1G208-49
YOM:
9
Country:
Uzbekistan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Aircraft flight hours:
3442
Aircraft flight cycles:
10410
Circumstances:
On the leg from Kungrad to the KS-7 airfield at Komsomolsk-na-Ustyurte of a flight from Kungrad to Karakalpakiya with 2 unauthorized passengers on board, when the crew encountered below minima weather conditions (poor visibility). Crew failed to return, lost visual contact with the ground and deviated from the approach pattern so the aircraft collided at a height of 35 metres with a 52 metres high drilling tower, crashed and caught fire. A pèilot and a passenger were killed while both survivors were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
Crew error.