Date & Time: Jun 11, 2012 at 2211 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Avia-Zov
Registration:
RA-40312
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Serov - Serov
MSN:
1G221-48
YOM:
1986
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
12
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
In the evening of 11JUN2012, a group of 13 people departed Serov Airport at 2200LT on an illegal trip with unknown destination, maybe for fishing, sauna or any other party. Aircraft disappeared without trace and local Authorities performed search and rescue on more than 275,000 square km until 23JUL2012 without success. It seems that all occupants were drunk when they took the airplane, among them the Chief of Serov City Police, three of his deputies, an airport guard and several others. On Saturday 05MAY2013, local hunters found the debris of the aircraft and the skeletonized remains of the bodies on a marshland, some ten southwest of the Serov Airport.
Probable cause:
Illegal flight with drunk pilot and passenger.