Date & Time: Oct 6, 2013 at 1425 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Sputnik
Registration:
RA-31505
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Test
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Sevryukovo - Sevryukovo
YOM:
1982
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Illegal registration. Bought in 2000 and stored since. Repaired starting August 2013. Damaged beyond repair on the test flight when the engine failed in-flight. Aircraft made a forced landing in a field near Sevryukovo (Korocha district of the Belgorod region), nosed over and caught fire. The pilot and the sole passenger escaped unhurt. c/n unknown.
Probable cause:
An investigation by the Interstate Aviation Committee revealed that the airplane carried a false registration and was flown without a certificate of airworthiness. Since the airplane was not officially registered, the IAC terminated their investigation.