Date & Time: Mar 23, 2013 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
PZL-Mielec AN-2
Operator:
Yug Line
Registration:
RA-02203
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vostochnaya - Vostochnaya
MSN:
1G234-34
YOM:
1989
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
3612
Aircraft flight cycles:
16267
Circumstances:
The day before the accident, crew was engaged in a crop spraying flight on agricultural field in Vostochnaya, near Ust-Labinsk, in the Krasnodar region. In flight, engine failed and crew made a forced landing in a field. As the carburetor was broken, it was replaced and an engine run test was performed. Shortly after take off on 23MAR2013, engine failed again. Aircraft stalled and crashed upside down in the Bakhotinski lake. A pilot was killed while the second one was injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair and the wreckage was recovered three days later.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.