Date & Time: Jul 21, 2013 at 0635 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Registration:
UR-ART
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
1G234-55
YOM:
1989
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a crop spraying flight in the Krasnoperekopsk district of the autonomous Republic of Crimea when the engine failed while the aircraft was flying at a height of some 35-40 metres. Crew attempted a forced landing in a rice field near Pyatykhatki but the wheels got stuck in the soft ground and the aircraft nosed over, coming to rest upside down. While both occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure caused by soot deposits in a discharge valve.