Date & Time: Sep 23, 1978 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Novoaleksandrovsk - Novoaleksandrovsk
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The crew was engaged in a crop spraying mission on behalf of the 'Lenin' kolkhoz in Novoaleksandrovsk. After few circuits were completed in the morning, the single engine airplane was flying on a distance of 800 meters at a height of about 40 meters when it nosed down and crashed in flames in an open field. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
It was determined that the crew was intoxicated. Analysis revealed an alcohol level of 4,04‰ in the captain's blood and 0,43‰ in the copilot's blood. It was not possible to determine who was the pilot-in-command at the time of the accident.